handl

Alternative Spellings

handel

Definitions

  • to bargain, do business

Example Sentences

  • "See if you can handl him down to $50 for both vases."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

האַנדלען handlen 'to trade, do business' (verbal stem is האַנדל handl)

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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