ongeblozzen

Alternative Spellings

ungeblozen, ongeblozen, ungeblozn, ongeblozn

Definitions

  • puffed-up; haughty; conceited
  • pouting

Example Sentences

  • "He was always ungeblozn [puffed up], to use a Yiddish expression, unapproachable" (Avrich, "Anarchist Voices," p. 448).
  • "We're not going out for pizza tonight. Stop acting so ongeblozzen" (Eisenberg and Scolnic, "JPS Dictionary," p. 115).

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

אָנגעבלאָזן ongeblozn

Who Uses This

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

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

Eisenberg and Scolnic, "JPS Dictionary," note that this is "Old-fashioned usage." Since there is no new usage of the word, perhaps they mean "used by older Jews."

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