tuna bagel


tuna bagel (TOO-nuh BAY-gul) listen


  • n. A person (usually a young, Hasidic man) who appears to be religious but is in part or in whole not observant; OR who is observant and wears Hasidic garb, but otherwise behaves like non-Hasidic Orthodox Jews.

Example Sentences

  • "Did you know that Duvid is going to learn at the Mir? What a tuna bagel."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English

Who Uses This

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


  • North America
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand


  • None

Alternative Spellings

tuna beygel, tuna beigel, tuna beigl


  • Used exclusively by Hasidim, usually pronounced "by-gl".

    May be analogous with "Modern Chassidish"

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