aroisgevorfene gelt

Alternative Spellings

aroysgevorfene gelt, aroysgevorfne gelt


  • "a waste of money"; lit., thrown out money.

Example Sentences

  • Buying cell phone insurance is aroisgevorfene gelt.

Languages of Origin



אַרױסגעװאָרפֿענע געלט aroysgevorfene gelt 'thrown-out money' (Standard Yiddish: אַרױסגעװאָרפֿן געלט aroysgevorfn gelt)

Who Uses This

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


North America


The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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