ongeblozzen

Definitions

  • adj. Puffed-up; haughty; conceited.

  • adj. Pouting (can have a sense of about to cry).

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).

  • "The little boy was told by his mother that he couldn't have the toy and he sat with his arms folded and looked all ungebluzum."

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).

      Alternative Spellings

      ongeblozn, ungeblozn, ongeblozen, ungeblozen, ungebluzum

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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