gey schluffen

Alternative Spellings

gey shlofn, gay shlufen, gay schluffen, gay shluffen

Definitions

  • Go to sleep!

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

From Yiddish גיי שלאָפֿן gey shlofn, "go sleep!"

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Pronounced to rhyme with "toughen."

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