• adj. Very rich.

Example Sentences

  • "After he won the lottery, he was raykh vi koyrekh."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • רײַך װי קורח raykh vi koyrekh, lit. 'rich like Korah' who, according to the Talmud, amassed great wealth in Egypt

    • 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

      raych vi koyrech, raich vi koyrech, reich vi koyrech, raykh vi koirekh, raych vi koirech, raich vi koirech, reich vi koirech

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