• v. To nag, annoy.

Example Sentences

  • “All she does is grizhe.” (NJY)

  • "He would imitate a Yiddish accent, which I didn't have, but he would do it just to grizhen [aggravate] you." (Witness: Voices from the Holocaust by Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • גריזשען grizhen

    • 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

      gridzhen, grijen, gridjen, grizhe, gridzhe, grije, gridje


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