tell over

Definitions

  • to repeat or teach a story heard elsewhere

Example Sentences

  • "I'd like to tell over a story I heard last week..."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, English

Etymology

likely from loan translation, איבערדערצײלן íberdertseyln 'retell (lit. tell over),' איבערזאָגן íberzogn 'repeat (lit. say over)'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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