chazeray, chazerai, khazeray, chazzerai, hazerai, chazzeray
- "Junk, trash" (Rosten)
- junk food
- traif (non-kosher) food
- "You're really going to eat that chazerai?"
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Yiddish חזירײַ khazeráy 'filth, mess; dirty trick' (from Yiddish/Heb חזיר kházer 'pig')
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Stress on final syllable.
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