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  1. - A hag, a mare; worthless
  2. Thank G-d!
  3. Shrew (Lit., a bad wife)
  4. Taste, flavor; good taste
  5. Non-Jewish girl
  6. Conceited: peevish, sulky, pouting
  7. Moldy or rotten. An analogous meaning could be that a person's mind has become senile.
  8. You're welcome!
  9. An ache
  10. be well
  11. A chronic ailment
  12. is like oy vey, but expresses fear, shock or amazement. When you realize you're about to be hit by a car, this expression would be appropriate.
  13. Mean, cheap
  14. Skinny, emaciated
  15. What does it matter to you? Does it matter to you?
  16. - Pins and needles
  17. A hag, a mare; worthless
  18. An expert, often used sarcastically.
  19. - I like it. (Lit., It pleases, me.)
  20. Worn out, fatigued, exhausted
  21. - Slap in the face
  22. He should burn up!
  23. Disappointment, sorrow
  24. tired
  25. Quiet
  26. Bothersome hanger-on
  27. Crazy, wild, overwhelmed with too many choices
  28. elderly person
  29. Petulant, excitable
  30. Mystery meat
  31. Tired out
  32. Eye
  33. Pious person
  34. Not a word for polite company. Bubkes or bobkes may be related to the Polish word for "beans", but it really means "goat droppings" or "horse droppings." It's often used by American Jews for "trivial, worthless, useless, a ridiculously small amount" - less than nothing, so to speak. "After all the work I did, I got bupkes!"
  35. Nothing of value (Lit., a pinch of snuff)
  36. Tasty, delicious
  37. Choke yourself!
  38. Little nothing
  39. Cripple; misfit; also, anybody not good at their craft or sport
  40. Urine
  41. Gentile woman
  42. Forbidden food, impure, contrary to the Jewish dietary laws, non-kosher
  43. Amen
  44. - In private, face-to-face
  45. It's none of your business.
  46. Too much! Too costly!
  47. Talk your heart out!
  48. A foul, soul-smelling fart.
  49. Breast, teat, udder
  50. Slap in the face
  51. hopefully lost or confused. Dreck is also an important word, means inferior product or worse..
  52. buxom/hefty good way
  53. Grandfather
  54. A gossip
  55. Spinning top used in a game that is associated with the holiday of Chanukah.
  56. Long may you live!
  57. Navel, belly button
  58. Much ado about nothing! Impossible! (Lit., In heaven there's a big fair!)
  59. leave them be
  60. Little box for coins
  61. Good, common sense! (Lit., A head on the shoulders!)
  62. Hanger-on, unwanted follower
  63. To be sparing, miserly
  64. Don't worry; doesn't worry
  65. Strong as a horse
  66. Quiet, respectable, well mannered
  67. Hole in the head.
  68. - Buffoon
  69. Shame or disgrace
  70. - It is conceivable. It is imaginable.
  71. I'm about to faint (from sheer exhaustion)
  72. G-d in heaven
  73. Mean spirited, valueless Lit.crap on a plate.
  74. Fringes attached to the four corners of the tallis
  75. means "Oh, woe is me."
  76. means a "thigamabob" or a "doodad," but has nothing to do with filth.
  77. No big deal!
  78. Naive person, easy to deceive; a goof (Americanism)
  79. Dirt, slime
  80. - A sad sack!
  81. Big deal! Sarcastic; lit., A piece of luck happened to you
  82. Woe is me!
  83. Trifles, folly
  84. Fool
  85. Recite prayer over lit candles on Sabbath eve or Holy Day candles
  86. Don't do me any favors.
  87. Absolutely nothing; it's not worth anything.
  88. Literally, to explode, as in aggravation. "Well, don't plotz!" is similar to "Don't have a stroke!" or "Don't have a cow!" Also used in expressions such as, "Oy, am I tired; I just ran the four-minute mile. I could just plotz." That is, collapse.
  89. A big shot
  90. It shouldn't happen! (Same as nishtu gedacht)
  91. Skin someone alive (Lit., to tear the skin)
  92. Brazenness, gall, baitzim
  93. A friendly face
  94. Woe is me!
  95. Keep moving!
  96. Cheap, inexpensive
  97. Big deal! (derisive)
  98. An (absolutely) true tale
  99. a baleboosteh squared; a regular Martha Stewart. A homemaker who puts the rest of us to shame.
  100. Bad odor, stink
  101. A clumsy, inept person, similar to a klutz (also a Yiddish word). The kind of person who always spills his soup.
  102. A lazy person has to do a task twice
  103. Serves him right!
  104. Father dear
  105. Braggart
  106. Ignorant boor, coarse person, vulgar man
  107. You should grow like an onion with your head in the ground.
  108. If my grandmother had testicles she would be my grandfather.
  109. Middle finger
  110. stuffed
  111. He's a low down good-for-nothing.
  112. Dullard
  113. - Long winter underwear
  114. Evil woman. Probably derived from cholera.
  115. To suffer
  116. That's how it goes!
  117. Shoddy
  118. Festive, holiday-ish; sharp (referring to clothes)
  119. Refers to a mixed-up or shaken item. Generally indicates something of little or dubious value.
  120. A buzzing in one's (mind) head
  121. Simulate spitting three times to avoid the evil eye
  122. Go f yourself
  123. Listen! Hold on! How is that? How is that possible? How come?
  124. Go away
  125. Quick, quickly
  126. to stuff/have sex
  127. Chopped meat
  128. Crazy people
  129. Hi falutin'
  130. Eat like a pig, devour
  131. Long coat worn by religious Jews
  132. Frozen
  133. Lost
  134. What's new?
  135. Break a leg!
  136. A wild one; a wild person
  137. Cross-eyed
  138. chat, tete-a-tete, telling tales
  139. Very wealthy
  140. How goes it? How are things? How's tricks?
  141. Impudent fellow
  142. Wound
  143. Strong, brave
  144. - My heart told me. I predicted it.
  145. Sweet soul
  146. Animal, cow (when referring to a human deing, means dull-witted)
  147. hot shot
  148. Excessively sentimental, gushing, flattering, over-the-top, corny. This word describes some of Hollywood's most famous films. From shmaltz, which means chicken fat or grease.
  149. Mother's favorite! Mother's pet!
  150. Often used as an insulting word for a self-made fool, but you shouldn't use it in polite company at all, since it refers to male anatomy.
  151. Don't bother me! (Lit., Don't twist my head)
  152. - Good luck!
  153. Wee, tiny
  154. Grease or fat; (slang) flattery; to sweet talk, overly praise, dramatic
  155. A lively person
  156. big shot, person with access to authorities, man with contacts.
  157. He's (it's) gone! Forget it! Nonsense! (Lit., a yesterday's day)
  158. . - It shouldn't come to pass.
  159. Absentminded: getting senile
  160. no wedding no sex
  161. Blessed with children
  162. I should know as little about trouble (as I know about what you are asking me)
  163. - Baby son; endearing term for a boy or man
  164. I wish it could be said about me!
  165. Brunhilde, a big healthy dame
  166. Compassions, mercy, pity
  167. A punch
  168. Someone with constant bad luck. When the shlemiel spills his soup, he probably spills it on the shlimazel. Fans of the TV sitcom "Laverne and Shirley" remember these two words from the Yiddish-American hopscotch chant that opened each show.
  169. You should live so!
  170. This pleases me
  171. Group of non-Jewish persons
  172. - I'm about to faint (from sheer exhaustion)
  173. An extreme pleasure, orgasmic, out of this world wonderful!
  174. Inspector, overseer or supervisor of Kashruth in restaurants & hotels.
  175. Parents
  176. He should burn up! (Lit., A fire should meet him.)
  177. Shove (or stick) it up your rectum (ass)!
  178. Insanity or craziness. A meshugener is a crazy man. If you want to insult someone, you can ask them, "Does it hurt to be crazy?"
  179. Shriek, scream, screech
  180. Canopy under which a bride and groom stand during marriage ceremony.
  181. Person who has no business, trade, calling, nor income.
  182. - Cluttered, disordered
  183. Ugly thing or person.
  184. Spiteful person
  185. Luckless person. Unlucky person; one with perpetual bad luck (it is said that the shlemiel spills the soup on the shlimazel!)
  186. To be miserly
  187. Thank G-d
  188. Narrowly achieved (Lit., hardly lived to see)
  189. Little bride
  190. - Man thinks (plans) and God laughs
  191. collapse from exhaustion or shock
  192. It is not becoming. It is not fitting.
  193. Livelihood
  194. - Hanger-on
  195. Really! Is that so? Certainly!
  196. In Yiddish, it's spelled kibets, and it's related to the Hebrew "kibbutz" or "collective." But it can also mean verbal joking, which after all is a collective activity. It didn't originally mean giving unwanted advice about someone else's game - that's an American innovation.
  197. Chaste
  198. Shut up! Quiet. (Lit., Shut your mouth.)
  199. Man of distinguished lineage, highly connected person, privileged character
  200. Whorehouse
  201. Who knows?
  202. A beggar who makes pretensions to respectability; sponger, a parasite
  203. Jew who does not abide by Jewish law (derisive, scornful expression
  204. A play, drama
  205. Toes
  206. Get rid of
  207. It is (too) late.
  208. An expression of disgust or disapproval, representative of the sound of spitting.
  209. Little fruit and nut coffee rolls
  210. Debauchee
  211. Idler, loafer
  212. - A cutie-pie showing off her (new) dress.
  213. Come in!
  214. Hearty laugh (sarcastically, Some laughter!)
  215. To tear, rip
  216. A jerk, a stupid person, popularized in The Last Unicorn and Welcome Back Kotter.
  217. Scattered
  218. Sour cream; Cream
  219. Shove, push, bang! Also slang for a sexual experience (taboo)
  220. Tricky, sharp, crooked actions or doings
  221. Bath, bathtub
  222. To look out for; to guard; to mind (Lit., To throw an eye at)
  223. A good homemaker, a woman who's in charge of her home and will make sure you remember it.
  224. Friendly term for anybody you like
  225. To beat up
  226. Work
  227. What difference does it make as long as he makes a living? (Lit., nifter means deceased.)
  228. Giving you the business; bribe; soft-soap; sweet-talk (Lit., to salt)
  229. Bedbug; (slang) a nobody
  230. Good health to you (lit., Good health on your head)
  231. Floorshow
  232. For better, for worse
  233. A jerk; a foolish, stupid or unknowing person, second rate, inferior.
  234. Yeshiva students would arrange to be fed by various householders on a daily basis in different houses. (Lit., Eat days)
  235. To sing
  236. Bum (fem.)
  237. Trickster, shady operator
  238. good soul
  239. an unfortunate nobody who gets picked on
  240. Dizzy, unsteady
  241. Heartbroken
  242. Button, knot; hymen, virginity; money tied in a knot in a handkerchief
  243. Pregnant
  244. Not necessary
  245. Go to hell!
  246. To lounge around; waste time
  247. Confusion, noise, uproar
  248. Work hard, sweat out a job, suffer
  249. Look at him!
  250. Loaded, drunk
  251. Little prig (Lit., A little nothing)
  252. Cursed, accursed; punished
  253. To tremble
  254. A tall person (a long noodle)
  255. Crook, thief, burglar, swindler, racketeer
  256. Someone without a trade or a regular means of livelihood
  257. Gaggy, talkative woman; female blabbermouth
  258. neither here nor there
  259. - The sneeze confirmed the truth!
  260. May you explode
  261. Bad luck. (LIT., A black year)
  262. Don't get on my nerves (Lit., Don't bang my teapot.)
  263. Blues singer, a moaner
  264. Big deal! Sarcastic; lit., A piece of luck happened to you.
  265. Impossible!
  266. Outcast, bad person
  267. Look out!
  268. You can't pee on my back and tell me that it's rain!
  269. Vagina
  270. Swollen, puffed up (Also applied to person with haughty pride)
  271. which is a big talker, full of hot air, without the ability to back it up
  272. Testicles
  273. Unmarried girl, teenager
  274. Here! Take it. There you have it.
  275. - He ruins it.
  276. Buffoon
  277. Come upper, upstart
  278. which is a rag or inferior clothing [also the Apparel Business is known as the 'Shmatteh' Trade]
  279. Cheap, shoddy, or inferior, as in, "I don't know why I bought this schlocky souvenir."
  280. This too is a living! This you call a living?
  281. Go drive yourself crazy!
  282. I'm sorry. (Lit., It sorrows me)
  283. Man built like an ox; boorish, coarse, rude person
  284. Plucked! Milked!
  285. I like it. (Lit., It pleases, me.)
  286. Lost, bewildered, confused
  287. Excitable person
  288. Fever
  289. He ruins it.
  290. It isn't proper.
  291. (mach-uh-shay-feh): a witch, a conjurer, someone with psychic or supernatural powers.
  292. Let it be! That's all!
  293. Is is not becoming. It is not fitting.
  294. Hanger-on
  295. Baby son; endearing term for a boy or man
  296. Shut one's eyes to....., connive at......, wink at.....
  297. Baked dumplings filled with potato, meat, liver or barley
  298. Please
  299. Statue
  300. Money
  301. Mother-In-Law
  302. Go take a bath! Go jump in the lake!
  303. Day school
  304. I'll give you nothing! (Lit., I'll give you malaria or a fever.)
  305. Prayer in commemoration of the dead (Lit., May God remember.)
  306. Brother-in-law
  307. They don't let you live!
  308. a little bit.
  309. Dirty, soiled
  310. I despise you! Go to the devil! (Lit., I whistle on you!)
  311. To faint
  312. Long distance operator
  313. You understand?
  314. Persons of high standing
  315. What does it mean?
  316. Utter misery
  317. Believe me!
  318. Distressed, worried, full of care, anxiety
  319. Nothing
  320. Omelet, scrambled eggs
  321. Oh, what a disaster (Oh S**T! an expletive)
  322. To do all the talking (To have the greatest say or authority)
  323. Don't be an idiot! Don't be a damn fool!
  324. Brave
  325. Crazy
  326. - Non-Jewish boy; wild Jewish boy
  327. A nobody!
  328. Embittered; bitter person
  329. Beloved
  330. For spite
  331. - Unmarried girl, teenager
  332. Watchman; historically refers also to the armed Jewish watchman in the early agricultural settlements in the Holy Land
  333. Dirt - a little dirt, not serious grime. If a little boy has shmutz on his face, and he likely will, his mother will quickly wipe it off. It can also mean dirty language. It's not nice to talk shmutz about shmutz.
  334. Atonement sacrifice; forgiveness; (slang) good for nothing
  335. Soul condemned to wander for a time in this world because of it's sins.
  336. Smart person. Literally means "Jewish head." I don't want to know what goyisher kop means.
  337. Man thinks (plans) and God laughs
  338. Buffoon, idiot, fool
  339. What's your name?
  340. Toddler, small child
  341. A misfortune; (masc) A born loser; an unlucky one
  342. Peddler (from house to house)
  343. Deception
  344. Person who drops whatever he touches
  345. In good health
  346. Alas and alack: woe be to it!
  347. Serious troubles, not minor annoyances. Plagues of lice, gnats, flies, locusts, hail, death... now, those were tsuris.
  348. - Sweetheart, dearest
  349. Cluttered, disordered
  350. Relatives
  351. Careless dresser, untidy person; as a verb, to idle or lounge around
  352. Cluttered, disordered, scribbled, sloppy, muddled, overly-done
  353. Remember?
  354. Bum (masc.)
  355. Scatterbrain
  356. Fan
  357. He eats as if he just recovered from a sickness.
  358. To use
  359. To eat
  360. - Highly excitable person; always on the go
  361. Princess; finicky girl; (having airs, giving airs; being snooty) prima donna!
  362. Noodles
  363. Friend,
  364. Catch him!
  365. A cutie-pie showing off her (new) dress.
  366. Very wealthy; (Lit., stuffed with money)