n. Someone who is sickly.
n. A clumsy person.
n. A stupid ignorant man.
n. 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
קאַליקע kalike 'cripple'
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- Russian: Jews with recent Russian-speaking ancestry in Russia
- Great Britain
- 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).
Who Uses This
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to rhyme with 'doll yucca'
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