Definitions

  • n. Non-Jew (contemptuous, pejorative).

Example Sentences

  • The orel is meyvn-kol-diber ("the orel understands everything we're saying"), so don't daber ("speak") too loud.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish ערל orl, meaning non-Jew (pejorative), which comes from the Hebrew ערל orl, uncircumcised person.

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      oyrel, oyrl, orl

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