grager

Alternative Spellings

gragger, grogger, greger

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

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

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