nogeia b'dovor

Alternative Spellings

nogea badavar


  • one who has a vested interest in something; not a disinterested party. "related in a way as would affect an opinion: associated." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "Yeah, you think school is important, but you're a teacher. Nogeia b'dovor." (16-year-old ex-yeshiva boy in Manhattan)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


נוגע בדבר

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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