yungerman

Alternative Spellings

yingerman

Definitions

  • a married male learning in Kollel, as opposed to working for a living.
  • a young man

Example Sentences

  • "'Well, Yungerman' -- Yungerman, young man, has kind of become my generic name in all of this -- 'you know, this book we bought in 1925..." (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,153591,00.html#ixzz2YsAolI44)
  • "He is a fine yingerman."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

יונגער־מאַן yungermán

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

synonymous with "avrech"

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