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  • aleichem sholom

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

  • balaboosta

    n. Female head of household.

  • bashert

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

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • 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.

  • farbissiner

    adj. Embittered, sullen, mean.

  • forshpayz

    n. "Appetizers." (JPS)

  • ger

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

  • gevald

    interj. An interjection of alarm.

  • gezunterheyt

    interj. Lit., while in good health.

  • golem

    n. "A creature of Jewish medieval folklore, a golem is a figure made into the form of a human and given life." (JPS)

  • gonif

    n. Thief.

  • gribines

    n. Deep-fried skin of chicken or goose, often prepared with onion and schmaltz. Also called cracklings.

  • kasha

    n. Buckwheat groats, commonly served with bowtie noodles ('kasha varnishkes'); porridge.

  • keppy

    n. Head, little head (informal, diminutive, often in child-directed speech).

  • khremzl

    n. "A fried fritter or latke, made of matzah meal and eggs, that may be stuffed with ground meat, nuts, or fruit. An old-fashioned Pesach recipe." (JPS Dictionary)

  • kinderlach

    n. Lit. "little children"; (as a term of address) "friends", "guys".