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  • abi gezunt

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

  • aroisgevorfene gelt

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

  • azoy

    conj. So, thus.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • boydem

    n. Attic.

  • broch

    n. Curse.

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • bubbale

    n. Sweetie, darling [term of endearment].

  • bubbe meise

    n. "Something of little importance, an inconsequential thing or minor happening." (JPS)

  • bulvan

    n. Loud mouth know-it-all; "a boorish, brutish person" (Steinmetz).

  • chazir

    n. Pork.

  • chrain

    n. A spicy paste made from grated horseradish.

  • chutzpahdik

    adj. Impertinent.

  • einikel

    n. Grandchild.

  • erlech

    adj. Honest, legitimate.