nisht geshtoygn un nisht gefloygn

Alternative Spellings

nit geshtoygn nit gefloygn, nit geshtoygen nit gefloygen, nit geshtoygen un nit gefloygen, nit geshtoygn un nit gefloygn, nisht geshtoygn nisht gefloygn, nisht geshtoygn nisht gefloygn, nisht geshtoygen un nisht gefloygen

Definitions

  • "It's nonsense!" or "That's nonsense!"

Example Sentences

  • "That excuse your Mendele told his teacher, nisht geshtoygn un nisht gefloygn."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish ני(ש)ט געשטױגן ני(ש)ט געפֿלױגן 'didn't go up and didn't fly'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Used to counter farkakte statements or pronouncements

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