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Alternative Spellings

pechech, parech, parekh


  • a complainer

Example Sentences

  • When your adult son calls to whine about something: "He's such a pachech!"

Languages of Origin



See notes.

Who Uses This

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


North America




One user writes: The accent is on the second syllable. On the origins: Linguist Edward Stankiewicz asserts that the word comes from Yiddish פּאַרך, פּאַרעך pár(e)kh 'an unpleasant person, lit. a head scab' ( For more about the Yiddish term, see:

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