pisher, little pisher
n. A diminutive that combines amusement, admiration and annoyance.
"That little pisher has a big mouth on her."(86-year-old American Jewish woman)
Languages of Origin
פּישער 'lit. pisser'
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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