• n. "[E]xaggeration" (Steinmetz, Yiddish and English).

Example Sentences

  • "While it befits eulogists to heap praise, they ought to take care and avoid any guzma."

  • "She doesn't nag me every time; that's a guzme!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish


  • Aram. גוזמא guzma > Heb. גוזמה guzmah and Yid. גוזמא guzme

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      guzma, guzmeh, guzmah

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