- "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')
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
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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