Definitions

  • interj. "Whom is he trying to kid?"

  • n. An impossible occurrence.

  • interj. "Not on your life!"

  • interj. "Forget about it!"

Example Sentences

  • "The time that happened was a nechtiger tog."

  • "It'll be a nechtiger tog when they finally solve the problem."

  • "Did he return the book? A nechtiker tog."

  • "Would I go on such a mission? A nechtiker tog!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • אַ נעכטיקער טאָג a nekhtiker tog, literally 'yesterday's day'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

      nekhtiger tog, nekhtiker tog, nechtiger tog, nechtiker tog, a nekhtiger tog, a nekhtiker tog, a nechtiger tog

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