tuna bagel

Alternative Spellings

tuna beygel, tuna beigel, tuna beigl


  • 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




used exclusively by Hasidim, usually pronounced "by-gl" May be analogous with "Modern Chassidish"

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