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  • a nechtiker tog

    interj. "Not on your life!"

  • abi gezunt

    interj. "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."

  • aleichem sholom

    interj. Peace be upon you (response to "sholom aleichem").

  • alte bubby

    n. Old woman, great-grandmother.

  • alte haym

    n. Eastern Europe.

  • alte kaker

    n. Elderly person, old-timer; "A crotchety, fussy, ineffectual old man" (Rosten).

  • altz iz gut

    (sentence) "All is well."

  • aroisgevorfene gelt

    n. "A waste of money"; lit., thrown out money.

  • asina

    adv., interj. Just like this/that, thus, in this manner. Such, even if.

  • azoy

    conj. So, thus.

  • baitsim

    n. Balls, testicles, lit. 'eggs'.

  • balaboosta

    n. Female head of household.

  • bashert

    predicate adj. "Predestined, fated" (JPS).

  • bench licht

    v. (Light and) bless candles.

  • 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)

  • bialy

    n. A flat breakfast roll, shaped like a round wading pool, sometimes sprinkled with onion. (Rosten)

  • bisl

    n. "A little bit of something, a tiny piece" (JPS).

  • biz hundert un tsvantsik

    (sentence) [May you/he/she live] "until a hundred and twenty [years]" -- often used as a birthday wish for long life, or when mentioning a person who is getting on in years.

  • Borscht Belt

    n. Region in the Catskill Mountains with many summer resorts frequented by Jews, especially in the mid twentieth century.

  • boychick

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