v. To knock in order to call attention.
v. To work out; to go well.
n. A bang.
n. A hit, blow.
v. To hit, deliver a blow.
v. To speak at length.
“Sometimes a chavrusashaft makes good sense, but it just doesn't klop.” (Weiser)
“We argued until we heard the klop for mincha.” (Weiser)
“He walked right into the door and got a painful klop.” (Weiser)
“Give him a klap; you’re closer.” (NJY)
“All day long, he klaps about his troubles.” (NJY)
"Stop teasing her or I’ll klop you!" (JPS)
“The little boy gave his friend a klop for taking his teddy bear.”
"You see, there is exactly one thing that could actually get the guys to start dating earlier: If their roshei yeshiva would klop on the bima and announce: 'Everyone should start dating earlier.'" (source)
“He klapped me in kop." (NJY)
Languages of Origin
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
clap, clop, klap
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