- To gobble up food; to gorge oneself. "To eat quickly or noisily, like an animal" (JPS)
- "Their Superbowl catering package is called 'Fress Like A Fullback'."
Languages of Origin
פֿרעסן fresn 'to eat voraciously' (verbal stem is פֿרעס fres)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
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).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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