bichlal

Definitions

  • in any way, entirely, in general, altogether

Example Sentences

  • "you make it sound like those who daven there are guys who would otherwise bichlal not be going to shul."
  • "He learns all day, and he's Bichlal not interested in sports." (Weiser 9)
  • "Bichlal, there is clearly an inyan to be makdim tefilla medin "zerizim makdimim lemitzvos"" (http://theantitzemach.blogspot.com/2009/10/and-yisrolik-too.html)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • בכלל bikhlál
    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      bikhlal

Notes

  • Yiddish also has בכּלל biklál. The way of expressing "not at all" in Hebrew is בכלל לא bikhlal lo, in Yiddish בכלל ני(ש)ט bikhlal ni(sh)t (corresponding to the Jewish-English bichlal not).

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