feygele, feigalah, faygeleh, feygeleh, feigaleh, feigela, feigala
- gay man
- "Dan came out -- he's a faygeleh!"
Languages of Origin
פֿײגעלע féygele 'little bird', from פֿויגל foygl 'bird'
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
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).
In Yiddish, this word simply means "a little bird." In Jewish English it is sometimes considered offensive.
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