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)
"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
- 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).
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