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  • baleboste

    a good homemaker, a woman whos in charge of her home and will make sure you remember it

    bissel

    a little bit

    bupkes

    trivial, worthless, useless, a ridiculously small amount,

    chutzpah

    nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption

    feh

    an expression of disgust or disapproval, representative of the sound of spitting

    glitch

    a minor problem or error

    gornisht

    more polite than bupkes, and also implies a strong sense of nothing

    goy

    a non-jew, a gentile

    kibbitz

    kibbutz or collective, joking

    klutz

    clumsy or awkward person

    kvetsh

    complain, whine or fret

    mamale

    female child or toddler

    maven

    expert (used sarcastically)

    mentsh

    an honorable, decent person, a person who helps you when you need help

    mishegas

    insanity or craziness

    mishpocheh

    family

    narishkeit

    nonsense, foolishness

    nosh

    nibble a light snack

    nu

    so? huh? hello? well? it calls for a reply

    nuch besser

    even better (used sarcastically)

    oy vey

    expresses fear, shock or amazement, dismay, grief, exasperation

    plotz

    explode

    shlep

    drag, traditionally something you dont really need, to carry unwillingly

    slemiel

    a clumsy, inept person, similar to a klutz

    schlock

    cheap, shoddy, inferior

    shlimazel

    someone with constant bad luck

    shmendrik

    a jerk, a stupid person

    shmaltzy

    gushing, flattery, over the top, corny, excessively sentimental

    shmooze

    chat, make small talk

    schmuck

    insulting word for a self made fool

    spiel

    a long, involved sales pitch

    shikse

    a non Jewish woman

    shmutz

    dirt

    shtick

    something your known for doing, an entertainer's routine

    tatale

    male child or toddler

    tchatchke

    little toy

    tsuris

    serious troubles, not minor annoyances

    tuches

    rear end, bottom

    yente

    female busybody or gossip

    yiddisher kop

    smart person

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