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  • abi gezunt

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

  • aderaba

    adv. "By all means, certainly." (Weiser)

  • arbes

    n. Boiled chickpeas.

  • aroisgevorfene gelt

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

  • azoy

    conj. So, thus.

  • balaboosta

    n. Female head of household.

  • batlan

    n. "Someone without a trade or regular means of livelihood" (Rosten).

  • 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.

  • boychick

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

  • boydem

    n. Attic.

  • broiges

    adj. Angry, annoyed.

  • bubbale

    n. Sweetie, darling [term of endearment].

  • bubbe

    n. Grandmother.

  • 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).

  • chrain

    n. A spicy paste made from grated horseradish.

  • chutzpahdik

    adj. Impertinent.

  • dybbuk

    n. A spirit, "often thought to be the soul of a dead person, that wanders the earth looking for a living body to inhabit" (JPS).

  • einikel

    n. Grandchild.

  • ess

    interj. Eat.