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  • alte kaker

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

  • balaboosta

    n. Female head of household.

  • bashert

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

  • 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).

  • 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)

  • bubbale

    n. Sweetie, darling [term of endearment].

  • bubbe meise

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

  • chazir

    n. Pork.

  • chrain

    n. A spicy paste made from grated horseradish.

  • dreck

    n. "Trash, junk, garbage; cheap or worthlesss things." (Rosten), sh*t.

  • farbissiner

    adj. Embittered, sullen, mean.

  • farblondzhet

    adj. Rosten: "Lost...mixed up, wandering about without any idea of where you are." Can refer to being physically or intellectually lost.

  • farmisht

    adj. Mixed up, confused, crazy.

  • feh

    interj. An expression of disgust; "portraying...negative feelings" (Rosten).

  • forshpayz

    n. "Appetizers." (JPS)

  • fress

    v. To gobble up food; to gorge oneself. "To eat quickly or noisily, like an animal." (JPS)

  • ger

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