• n. A sucker; someone easily fooled or taken advantage of.

Example Sentences

  • "The only thing that Israelis are terrified of is of being a 'frayer'...The biggest problem of driving in Israel is not that people are reckless, but that they don’t want to be 'frayerim.' As in, 'I’m not going to be the frayer who stays in the slow lane,' or 'I’m not going to be the frayer who lets that car cut into my lane.' (source)

  • "When I first arrived here, I must admit I was a bit of a frayer. Now I wouldn't let myself be taken in by the realtors." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew


  • Y פרייער fráyer > MH פראייר 'sucker'

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America
      • Great Britain


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      fraier, freier, frier


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