- 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
- בכלל bikhlál
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
- 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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