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  • broiges

    angry, annoyed (adj.)

  • cement mixer

    non-Jewish woman

  • faribel

    to have a grievance, to be aggrieved

  • gesheft


  • gezunterheyt

    lit., while in good health

  • hoo-ha

    interjection of admiration or astonishment

  • 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.

  • kishkas

    Intestines, gut

  • koppel

    skullcap, kippah, yarmulke

  • lobbus

    a young mischievous person with a lot of chutzpah

  • mechaye

    "Pleasure, enjoyment, a real joy" (Rosten); something that gives great joy

  • nicht shabbos geret

    Not to speak of on Shabbat (used when a subject is not suitable for the Holy Shabbat, primarily business and money manners, to indicate that one shouldn't discuss it). Usually followed by a short comment about the "forbidden" subject.

  • pish


  • shabash

    Well done!

  • shlump

    an unkempt person, a loser

  • tsekrochen

    adj. Slovenly, [feeling] feeble or fragile, usually owing to minor illness or a night of excess.

  • wimpel

    a long, linen sash used as a binding for the Sefer Torah by Jews of German (Yekke) origin

  • yachna

    a talkative or gossipy woman

  • Yoshke

    an irreverent or derogatory name for Jesus Christ