• n. A giant.

Example Sentences

  • "He falls asleep and has a marvelous Purim dream. In it, he is a riz, a giant, and he is carrying a giant grager." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • ריז riz

    • 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).

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