kochleffl, kochlefel, kokhlefl, kochlefl, koch-lefl, koch-leffel
- A cooking spoon, as for soup. By extension, a person who stirs up trouble; meddler, busybody.
- "Be careful of Morris on your committee. He's a real kochleffel."
- "Mrs. Crawley on Downton Abbey was a koch-lefl."
Languages of Origin
קאָך-לעפל 'cooking spoon'
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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