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  • aleichem sholom

    interj. Peace be upon you (response to "sholom aleichem").

  • balaboosta

    n. Female head of household.

  • berya

    n. "Complimentary term for a talented, competent, energetic woman, especially one who gets a lot done - and does it well - around the house." (JPS Dictionary of Words)

  • bubbe meise

    n. "Something of little importance, an inconsequential thing or minor happening." (JPS)

  • chazir

    n. Pork.

  • golem

    n. "A creature of Jewish medieval folklore, a golem is a figure made into the form of a human and given life." (JPS)

  • gonif

    n. Thief.

  • hazarai

    n. Treyf (non-kosher) food.

  • kaddishl

    n. A son who will say kaddish for a parent (literally, "little kaddish").

  • keinehora

    interj. "No evil eye" (Rosten). "An expression said to ward off the evil eye or bad luck in general; the verbal equivalent of knocking on wood." (JPS)

  • mamzer

    n. Bastard [see note]; "A detestable [person] like the colloquial English "He's a bastard."" (Rosten)

  • mazume

    n. "A group of three or more adult males who join together to recite the after-meal blessings..." (Steinmetz)

  • mechuten

    n. In-law. (source)

  • sheygets

    n. "1. A non-Jewish boy. 2. An impudent youth or man. 3. An irreligious or nonobservant Jew. The term is often regarded as disparaging." (Steinmetz)

  • tsorris

    n. "Troubles, woes, worries, suffering." (Rosten)