abi gezunt

Definitions

  • interj. "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).

      Alternative Spellings

      abi gezint

Notes

  • Can be used to minimize and ameliorate a disagreement.

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