- "Go away!"
- When Molly gets annoyed at her cats, she tells them to "gey avek!"
Languages of Origin
- גײ אַװעק (singular imperative of אַװעקגײן avékgeyn 'to go away, leave')
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Yiddish imperative 'go away!' is גײט אַװעק geyt avek when there is more than one addressee or in formal settings.
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