• n. A whore, prostitute.

Example Sentences

  • "I had an old beat-up bicycle and he used to give me a quarter to deliver to the nafke (whore) house." (The Home on Gorham Street and the Voices of Its Children by Howard Goldstein)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish


  • Y נפֿקא nafke

    • 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

      nafkah, nafkeh, nafkah

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