• v. To forgive.

  • v. (usually followed by 'on') To relinquish, wave.

  • v. To be 'over' something; cease to bear resentment.

Example Sentences

  • “I'm moichel you even though you embarrassed me in public.” (Weiser)

  • “I'm broke now. Please be moichel the money I owe you.” (Weiser)

  • “The teacher is moichel his kavod and lets the bochrim walk all over him.” (Weiser)

  • “Stop apologizing already; I'm moichel.” (Weiser)

  • "If you are not comfortable doing so, please accept my apologies and please try to find it in your heart to be moichel me." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מוחל זײַן moykhl zayn

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • 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

      to be moychel, to be moikhel, to be moykhel, to be moichl, to be moychl, to be moikhl, to be moykhl


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