af tsores


af tsores (AHF TSAW-rihs) listen


  • adj. In trouble, in hot water.

Example Sentences

  • "Oh, boy! Am I ever af tsores again!!!! Why don’t I just keep all my thoughts to myself — then maybe, I would not be af tsores." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y אױף צרות oyf/af tsores

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      oyf tsores, oyf tsoris, af tsoris, oyf tzores, af tzores

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