adj. Angry, annoyed.
n. A dispute.
"The winning hand was to send a card to somebody that you clearly had been broiges with who was not expecting a card from you." (source)
"There was a big broiges in the family after the Zaide was niftar."
"Everyone in that shul is broiges."
"He's brauches with us because we didn't call him on his birthday."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
From Heb ברוגז b'rogez 'in anger', through Yiddish ברוגז broyges 'angry; a broken relationship, a quarrel'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- Australia / New Zealand
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
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A broygez tantz (broyges tants / broiges tants / broygez tanz) is a klezmer song and a wedding dance (dance of anger and reconciliation) traditionally performed by the groom, his father, and his father-in-law. Among German-American Jews: "brauches."
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