Definitions

  • (sentence) Go to sleep!

Example Sentences

  • Joey, turn off the light already and gey schluffen!

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • גיי שלאָפֿן gey shlofn 'go sleep!'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      gay shluffen, gey shlofn, gay shlufen, gay schluffen

Notes

  • Pronounced to rhyme with "toughen."

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