• n. A female boarder who pays for room and board.

Example Sentences

  • "If the 'boarderkeh' lashed out against one who wronger her, she'd cry: '"Men zol dir tsukleybn tsum vant vee a luakh un yedn tog zol men fun dir aropraysn eyn shtik.'" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English


  • English 'boarder' + Yiddish suffix

    • 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]).

      Alternative Spellings

      boarderke, bordekeh, bordeke, borderkeh, borderke

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