pisher, little pisher

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. 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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      pischer

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