• adj. Very inexpensive, cheap.

Example Sentences

  • "'I took her into the stacks, pulled books off the shelves and showed her that these scribbles were bilik vi borscht — as cheap as beets,' recalled Philip Miller, director of New York’s Klau Library at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • ביליק װי באָרשט bilik vi borsht, lit. 'cheap like borsht' due to the low cost of beets

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      bilik vi borscht, bilick vi borsht, bilick vi borscht, billik vi borscht, billik vi borsht, billick vi borsht, billick vi borscht


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