• n. One who has a vested interest in something; not a disinterested party.

  • adj. "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
      • South Africa


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

      Alternative Spellings

      nogea badavar

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