abi gezunt

Alternative Spellings

abi gezint

Definitions

  • "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."

Example Sentences

  • "I got a $50.00 traffic ticket...abi gezunt."
  • "Politics, shmolitics, abi gezint."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

אַבי געזונט 'as long as one is healthy'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Can be used to minimize and ameliorate a disagreement.

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