grizhidiker

Alternative Spellings

grizhediger, grizhediker

Definitions

  • nagging, annoying person

Example Sentences

  • Stop nagging me about my chores. You're such a grizhidiker!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish verb גריזשען grizhen 'nibble, gnaw; nag'

Who Uses This

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

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The Z is pronounced as a soft J, as in French. "Grizhe" is defined in Steinmetz, "Yiddish and English" and Rosten, "The New Joys of Yiddish," but not "grizhidiker." The word is defined, though, in Freg Kogos, "From Shmear to Eternity: The Only Book of Yiddish You'll Ever Need."

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