Definitions

  • n. Grievance.

  • adj. To have a grievance, to be aggrieved.

Example Sentences

  • If she isn't seated at the right table at the wedding, she'll be fahribbled.

  • I have such a farrible with her!

  • Maish is having a faribel with Joe.

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פֿאַראיבל faribl 'grudge'; האָבן פֿאַראיבל hobn faribl 'to have a grudge'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      farribel, farribbl, farribbel, farribl, faribl, faribbel, farrible, fahribbel

Notes

  • One contributor believes this to be especially common in the English of descendants of Litvaks (Jews of Lithuanian origin), and another points out that it's quite common among South African Jews. Another notes that the ־ניק -nik suffix may be added signifying a person who does said action.

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