interj. "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
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
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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