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  • batlan

    n. "Someone without a trade or regular means of livelihood" (Rosten).

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • chacham

    n. Wise, learned person; genius.

  • frei

    v. (With the particle "out") to become non-religious, "go off the derekh."

  • frumkeit

    n. Jewish religiosity, frum-ness.

  • gevaldig

    adj. Tremendous, amazing.

  • gezinta

    n. A big healthy girl (or the adjective denoting such).

  • gurnisht

    n. "Nothing, zilch, zero." (JPS)

  • kuntz

    strategy (Weiser)

  • l'hachis

    spitefully; deliberately; literally "in order to anger"

  • leibedik

    lively, enthusiastic; warm, heartfelt

  • mazik

    a mischievous person, often a child

  • prost

    coarse, base, not classy, vulgar, common

  • schnorrer

    a begger, a parasite. "A moocher" (JPS)

  • shayach

    "Pertinent, relevant" (Steinmetz).

  • shluffy

    [to go] to sleep (child-directed speech)

  • shtarker

    a strong, stout fellow

  • taka

    (can also be used ironically)

  • veiter

    "More distant: Farther." (Weiser)