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  • alte bubby

    n. Old woman, great-grandmother.

  • belfer

    n. Assistant teacher of children in a Hebrew school or cheyder.

  • cement mixer

    n. Non-Jewish woman.

  • chaleria

    n. Plague or cholera (literal or metaphorical).

  • chashuv

    adj. Important; of high status.

  • da'as torah

    n. Intuitive knowledge that comes from a lifetime of Torah study.

  • dremel

    v., n. "[D]oze; nap." (Steinmetz, Yiddish and English)

  • es gezunterheyt

    interj. Eat in good health, similar to bon appetit.

  • farfufket

    adj. Befuddled, taken aback, disoriented, confused.

  • faribel

    adj. To have a grievance, to be aggrieved.

  • fershnickered

    adj. Drunk, intoxicated, extremely drunk.

  • fertig

    interj. Done! Often an exclamation of relief or accomplishment immediately after completing a task or chore.

  • flik

    v. To pluck feathers (e.g., from a chicken).

  • fluden

    n. Log-shaped pastry stuffed with apricot preserves, chopped dates, walnuts, and raisins.

  • gebakt un geshuckled

    (sentence) Baked and shaken, as in "Shake 'n Bake."

  • genosn oyfn emes

    (sentence) Sneezed on the truth, the sneeze confirms the truth.

  • genug shoyn

    interj. Enough already!

  • geshikt

    adj. Talented (especially in domains other than learning) and trusted to accomplish a task.

  • geshmir

    n. The entirety, all.

  • gey schluffen

    (sentence) Go to sleep!