klug

Alternative Spellings

klog

Definitions

  • curse, but not a severe one

Example Sentences

  • "A guy tries to attack you on a dark street, and you hit him over the head with a pipe. He stays the same, but the pipe breaks. That's when you say, 'Oy, a klug.'" -Jackie Mason

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

קלאָג klog 'lament'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

This should not be confused with קלוג klug/klig, meaning 'intelligent'.

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