kurveh

Alternative Spellings

kurva, kurve

Definitions

  • (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]).

Notes

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

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