geschrei

Alternative Spellings

geshrei, geshray, geshrey, geschray, geschrey

Definitions

  • yell, shout

Example Sentences

  • "When I heard I got these tickets to the Folksmen, I let out a geshray" (A Mighty Wind: https://youtu.be/KQlewxD8BvM)

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

Dictionaries

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

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