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  • broiges

    angry, annoyed (adj.)

  • cement mixer

    non-Jewish woman

  • cheder

    Hebrew and religious classes (often on Sundays) for elementary school children.

  • faribel

    to have a grievance, to be aggrieved

  • frosk

    a slap

  • frumkeit

    Jewish religiosity, frumness

  • gesheft


  • gezinta

    a big healthy girl (or the adjective denoting such)

  • gezunterheyt

    lit., while in good health

  • goyishe kop

    Someone who fails to use his/her head; a dull mind. Someone who thinks like a non-Jew. Lit. "non-Jewish head."

  • 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

  • leibedik

    lively, enthusiastic; warm, heartfelt

  • licht bentschen

    the time at which it is prescribed to light candles for Shabbat or yontif (18 minutes before shkiah [sunset, which officially begins Shabbat/chag])

  • lobbus

    a young mischievous person with a lot of chutzpah

  • Maariv

    n. The Jewish evening prayer service.

  • 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