- in any way, entirely, in general, altogether
- "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
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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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