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  • 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.

  • ger

    n. (pl. gerim) A convert to Judaism.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • mechuten

    n. In-law. (source)

  • naches

    n. "Proud pleasure, special joy--particularly from the achievements of a child... 2. Psychological reward or gratification." (Rosten)

  • tsorris

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

  • vilde chaye

    n. A rambunctious or wild person [lit. 'wild animal'].