• adj. Coarse, vulgar, ignorant, insensitive.

  • n. Someone who is coarse, vulgar, ignorant, insensitive.

  • adj. Fat.

  • adj. Juicy.

Example Sentences

  • “He’s a grob!” (NJY)

  • “The grober governor struck the rabbi across the face." (NJY)

  • “He's too grubb to fit into his car.” (Weiser)

  • “He's too grubb to make a good presentation in public.” (Weiser)

  • “There's nothing like a grubbe steak.” (Weiser)

  • “I can't have such a grubbe for a roommate.” (Weiser)

  • “What a grob thing to do!” (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • גראָב grob

    • 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).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      grub, graub, grauber, grubb, grubbe, grobbe, grobb, grobe


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