interj. "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."
"I got a $50.00 traffic ticket...abi gezunt."
"Politics, shmolitics, abi gezint."
Languages of Origin
אַבי געזונט 'as long as one is healthy'
- 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).
Who Uses This
Can be used to minimize and ameliorate a disagreement.
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