grager

Pronunciations

grogger (GRAH-gir) listen

Definitions

  • n. A noise maker used on Purim to drown out the name of Haman; something that makes a lot of noise.

Example Sentences

  • "That noise is worse than 1,000 groggers!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • גראַגער grager, גרעגער greger 'rattle'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      gragger, grogger, greger

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