• v. To rain heavily.

Example Sentences

  • “It’s khlyapping like a tropical storm." (NJY)

  • “She did not cry—she khlyapped." (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • כליאַפּען khlyapen

    • 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

      chloppeh, khloppeh, chloppe, khloppe, chlyape, khlyapen, chlyapen, chliape, khliape, khliapeh, chliapeh

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