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  • boychick

    "A young boy...equivalent of the American expression 'buddy'" (JPS)

  • cement mixer

    non-Jewish woman

  • I wish you well to wear it

    A saying uttered on seeing a friend or relative wearing a new garment or accessory. It is value-neutral, not implying that the garment is nice, just that it is new.

  • keppy

    head, little head (informal, diminutive, often in child-directed speech)

  • kimmel

    "kimmel bread" is rye bread with caraway seeds on top

  • no-goodnik

    bad person, scoundrel (sometimes humorous or affectionate)

  • noodge

    verb: bore, pester, nag

  • shluffy

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

  • shtati

    cool, modern, cosmopolitan

  • whole megillah

    an expression of something done completely and/or taking a long time

  • Yinglish

    "[the] informal and facetious name for" "the Yiddish-influenced [variety] of English used chiefly by American and British Jews of Ashkenazi descent" (Steinmetz)