broigez (BROY-gez) listen


  • adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • n. A dispute.

Example Sentences

  • "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 nifter."

  • "Everyone in that shul is broiges."

  • "He's brauches with us because we didn't call him on his birthday."

  • "Just smile, Norm, and try to forget that you're brogez with her." (Glinert)

  • "Don't even think of inviting them both. There's a brogez that's been going on for years." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH ברוגז b'rogez 'in anger' > Y ברוגז broyges 'angry; a broken relationship, a quarrel'

    • Who Uses This

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      brauches, broygez, broyges, broigez, broges, brogez, berogez, beroygez, beroigez, beroges, beroyges, beroiges, broigus, broygus


  • 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."

    This word is used primarily by older and Ashkenazi Jews in North America and by Ashkenazi Jews of diverse ages and religious orientations in the UK.

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