kinderlach (KIN-der-lakh) listen


  • n. Little children.

  • n. (used to address a group of people) Guys.

Example Sentences

  • "Gather round for a story, kinderlach!"

  • "Kinderlekh! Have the increasingly dark and cold winter days had you sitting bored at home? We at In Geveb have just the right activity to keep you busy these days: grab a book, maybe a warm drink with a little snack and some fun pens and markers and get to work!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • קינדערלעך kinderlekh 'little children' (diminutive of קינדער kinder 'children')

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      kinderlakh, kinderlech, kinderlekh


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