adj. Puffed-up; haughty; conceited.
adj. Pouting (can have a sense of about to cry).
"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
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- 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).
Who Uses This
ongeblozn, ungeblozn, ongeblozen, ungeblozen, ungebluzum
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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