• n. Flaw; slight problem in a process.

  • v. Experience a slight problem in a process.

  • v. To slip, slide.

  • n. A risky situation.

  • n. A slip, slide.

Example Sentences

  • "Well, there seems to be a glitch with your PC!"

  • "Great app but problems Its always glitching..will show me there are people but all of a sudden say there aren't." (source)

  • “Be careful not to glitch." (NJY)

  • “Be careful. It could be a glitch." (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • גליטש glitsh 'slippery area; slippery conditions'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • South Africa


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings


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