a nechtiker tog

Alternative Spellings

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

Definitions

  • 1. an impossible occurrence 2. Not on your life! 3. Whom is he trying to kid? 4. 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!
  • It will be finished by Thursday? a nechtiker tog!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish אַ נעגטיגער/נעכטעקער טאָג a nekhtiger/nekhtiker tog, literally "yesterday's day."

Who Uses This

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

Regions

South Africa

Dictionaries

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

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