Definitions

  • n. Yell, shout.

Example Sentences

  • "When I heard I got these tickets to the Folksmen, I let out a geshray" (A Mighty Wind: source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • געשרײ geshrey 'cry, scream, yell, uproar, clamor'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      geshrei, geshray, geshrey, geschray, geschrey

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