tell over


  • 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


  • 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)


      • North America


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

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