chopped liver


chopped liver (CHAHPT LIH-ver) listen


  • n. A pate made from chopped chicken liver and onions.

  • n. Someone perceived as being of little value or worth, especially¬†when others are getting attention.

Example Sentences

  • "For reals. Chopped liver is delicious and unless you are a vegetarian (in which case just wait until you try my meat free vegetarian chopped liver) you should give it a try." (source)

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  • "You offered everyone else¬†cholent, but not me. What am I, chopped liver?"

  • "When blink [blink-182, the band] does press, Matt regularly gets treated like chopped liver. Is this just something we have to accept?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).


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