pisher, little pisher

Alternative Spellings

pischer

Definitions

  • a diminutive that combines amusement, admiration and annoyance

Example Sentences

  • "That little pisher has a big mouth on her."(86-year-old American Jewish woman)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פּישער 'lit. pisser'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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