Definitions

  • n. (Profane) whore, slut, bitch.

Example Sentences

  • "Walking into a restaurant with a long-legged kurveh on his arm!" (Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • קורװע kurve

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

      kurva, kurve

Notes

  • used in many central and eastern European languages, including Polish kurwa, Hungarian kurva

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