• v. To disagree, take issue.

Example Sentences

  • “He was choilek on one praht of my chabura, but he criticized the whole thing.” (Weiser)

  • "So R’ Chaim is being choilek on every Rosh Yeshiva I ever had…." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH חולק > Y חולק khoylek 'opponent'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      to be khoilek, to be choylek, to be khoylek

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