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  • Shiksa

    1. A young non-Jewish woman
    2. A non-Orthodox Jewish woman

    Shidekh

    1. An arranged marriage

    Brokhe

    1. Blessing; a prayer of praise
    2. "Make a brokhe" = make a blessing
    3. A Jewish girl's name

    Maven

    1. An expert, knowledgeable person

    Kvetch

    1. To squeeze, to fuss, to fret, to delay, to shrug
    2. A complainer, a slow worker, a wet blanket, poor worker with alibis

    Kvell

    1. To beam with immense pride or pleasure
    2. To gloat over defeat

    Kibosh

    1. Nonsense
    2. To arrange things so something will not occur

    Glitch

    1. A slide, a risky undertaking, a shady affair

    Klutz

    1. A clod, a block of wood, a congenital bungler

    Bris

    1. "Covenant," circumcision/ naming ceremony

    Chotche

    1. A toy
    2. Useless thing
    3. A bruise
    4. A nobody
    5. A misfit
    6. A loose woman
    7. Cute female
    8. Airhead

    Mentsh

    1. A human being, a decent person, a noble person of admirable quality

    Kinder

    1. Children

    Heymish

    1. Cozy, warm, characteristic as in a happy home
    2. Unpretentious

    Landsman

    1. Someone who comes from the same hometown

    Kibitz

    1. Look on and offer unwelcome advice, especially at a card game.

    Nudzh

    1. Boring person
    2. To nudge

    Shlep

    1. To haul or to carry

    Shmooz

    1. Talk intimately and cozily, to gossip
    2. A long and intimate conversation

    Shvitzer

    1. A braggart
    2. Someone who sweats

    Shtup

    1. To push, to press, to shove
    2. To fornicate
    3. The act of copulation
    4. A female who fornicates

    Blintz

    1. A pancake, rolled around a filling, often cottage cheese

    Knish

    1. Little dumplings filled with groats, grated potatoes, onions, chopped liver, or cheese

    Kosher

    1. Fit to eat, because ritually clean according to the dietary laws

    Lox

    1. Smoked salmon, highly salted

    Spiel

    1. A long or fast speech or story intended as persuasion or as an excuse

    Nosh

    1. A snack, a tidbit, a bite, a small portion

    Schmaltz

    1. Chicken fat used for cooking, overly sentimental mush, luxury, wealth
    2. Corny, mawkish
    3. To add pathos

    Schmear

    1. To spread, to bribe

    Tzimmes

    1. A traditional Ashkenazi Jewish sweet stew made from potatoes, carrots, and dried fruit
    2. A real mess

    Fleishig

    1. Meats, poultry, or foods prepared with animal fats, not eaten with dairy products

    Megillah

    1. Book of Esther
    2. Anything very long
    3. Anything complicated, boring, or overextended

    Milchik

    1. Dairy foods that may not be eaten with or after meat
    2. Pale, sickly looking
    3. A colorless personality

    Minyan

    1. Quorum, ten male Jews required for religious services

    Shalom

    1. Peace
    2. Hello, so long, good bye, au revoir

    Shammas

    1. The sexton or caretaker of the synagogue
    2. The servant or attendant of a congregation of worshippers
    3. A detective, a private eye
    4. An unimportant menial
    Sycophant
    5. An informer
    6. The ninth candle of the menorah, head candle

    Shul

    1. Synagogue

    Tref

    1. An animal not slain according to ritual law, a food that is not kosher

    Yontef

    1. Holiday, a celebration or festivity

    Rosh Hashanah

    1. Holiday that commemorates the birth of the world

    Yom Kippur

    1. Last day of the Ten Days of Penitence (Awe), One of the two High holy Days, Day of strongest resonance on the Jewish conscience

    Tsuris

    1. Troubles, woes, worries, suffering

    Succos

    1. The Festival of Tabernacles (The Feast of Booths), 7 or 8 days

    Simchas Torah

    1. A festival, observed on the ninth and final day of Succos that honors the Torah

    Pesach

    The Passover holiday and celebration, no yeast for 8 days, Seder= "order"

    Tukhus

    1. The rear end, posterior
    2. "Tokhes afn tish" = Put up or shut up

    Shevuos

    1. The Festival of Weeks, or Pentecost

    Chanuka

    1. The Feast of Dedication or the Feast of Lights, victory of Maccabees over Syrians

    Tisha B'Av

    1. The day of fasting and mourning that commemorates the 1st and 2nd destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem

    Tush

    1. Butt

    Boychik

    1. Diminutive of boy, used affectionately
    2. One who cuts corners, a sharp operator

    Ganef

    1. Thief, crook
    2. A clever person
    3. An ingenious child
    4. A dishonest businessman
    5. A shady, tricky character it would be wise not to trust and to watch every minute he is in the store
    6. A mischievous, fun-loving prankster

    Golem

    1. A robot, a lifeless figure
    2. A simpleton, a fool
    3. A clumsy man or woman; a clod; someone who is all thumbs, poorly coordinated
    4. A slow moving man or woman
    5. A graceless, tactless type
    6. Someone who is subnormal

    Verklempt

    1. Overcome with emotion

    Nudnik

    1. A pest; a nag; an annoyer; a monumental bore

    Pisher

    1. A bed wetter; a young, inexperienced person; an insignificant person; a nobody

    Putz

    1. A fool; an ass; a jerk
    2. A simpleton or yokel; an easy mark

    Spritz

    1. A spray of liquid

    Schlemiel

    1. A foolish person; a simpleton
    2. A consistently unlucky person; a born loser
    3. A submissive and uncomplaining victim
    4. A clumsy type
    5. A social misfit
    6. A pipsqueak
    7. A naive, gullible customer
    8. Anyone who makes a foolish bargain or wagers a foolish bet
    9. He who spills the soup

    Schlimazel

    1. A chronically unlucky person; a born loser; he who gets the soup spilled on him

    Schlub

    1. A coarse, insensitive, ill-mannered person; a clumsy, gauche, graceless person; an oaf; a yokel; a bumpkin

    Meshuga

    1. Crazy

    Mishpocha

    1. Family, including relatives: far, near, remote, and numerous
    2. Ancestors, lineage

    Shmeggy

    1. An un-admirable, petty person; a maladroit, untalented type; a sycophant; a lot of "hot air"

    Schmo

    1. A boob; a schlemiel; an unlucky jerk; a butt; a fall guy; the goat of a joke

    Schnook

    1. A timid schlemiel; a meek patsy; a pitiable sad sack

    Nebbish

    1. A person who is regarded as a pitifully, ineffectually timid or submissive

    Litvak

    1. A Jew from Lithuania
    2. An erudite but pedantic type- thin, dry, humorless
    3. A learned but skeptical sort
    4. A shrewd, clever fellow
    5. A sharp trader; a corner cutter

    Schnoz

    1. Nose

    Mamzer

    1. A bastard, illegitimate
    2. An untrustworthy person
    3. Stubborn, difficult
    4. A clever, quick, skillful fellow
    5. An imprudent sort
    6. An irreverent character; a scalawag
    7. A detestable man

    Shamus

    1. Private detective

    Macher

    1. Someone who is active in an organization; someone who arranges, fixes, has connections

    Schvartze

    1. Black
    2. Unfortunate, unhappy, ill-starred
    3. Ominous, gloomy
    4. Unskilled
    5. Contraband

    Shegetz

    1. A boy or man who is not Jewish

    Shmendrik

    1. A weak, thin schlemiel; a pipsqueak; a persistent person who cannot succeed; a boy; a child; penis

    Yekke

    1. A slang term for a German

    Yenta

    1. A woman of low origins; a gossipy, scandal spreading woman

    Zaftig

    1. Juicy, provocative
    2. Plump, buxom, well-rounded

    Bupkis

    1. Nothing at all

    Gelt

    1. Money

    Naches

    1. Proud pleasure, special joy i.e. a child; psychological reward or gratification

    Schlock

    1. A shoddy, cheaply made article
    2. A defective or fake article; an object one was cheated over
    3. A disagreeable, peevish person
    4. A shrew; a whining wife; a yenta

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