kolike, kalyike, kolyike, kalika, kolika, kalyika, kolyika, kalikeh, kolikeh, kalyikeh, kolyikeh, kalikah, kolikah, kalyikah, kolyikah
- 1. Cripple 2. Someone who is sickly 3. A clumsy person 4. A stupid ignorant man 5. An inept performer, a singer off-key, a pianist who hits the wrong notes, a waiter who spills the soup.
- As a dancer, they are a kalike! (Rosten)
Languages of Origin
Yiddish קאַליקע kalike
Who Uses This
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Russian: Jews with recent Russian-speaking ancestry in Russia
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
to rhyme with 'doll yucca'
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