ligner

Alternative Spellings

lignar, lignir, lignur, liggnur

Definitions

  • liar

Example Sentences

  • Er iz a ligner un a gonif. [he is a liar and a thief].
  • A ligner darf hobn a guten zikhron [a liar must have a good memory] (https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/features/religious_life/yiddish/yiddish-vinkl/article_3c44fd78-c50c-11e5-8e42-cf77667c8575.html).

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish ליגנער ligner

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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