- nagging, annoying person
- Stop nagging me about my chores. You're such a grizhidiker!
Languages of Origin
Yiddish verb גריזשען grizhen 'nibble, gnaw; nag'
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
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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