What is a Bulvon?

What is a Bulvon?

Yiddish, alternatively בולװאַן bulván, באַלװאַן balván, or באָלװאַן bolván ‘moron, dummy; tailor’s mannequin’

What is a Tsvuak?

Yiddish צבֿעק ‘hypocrite’ from Hebrew צבוע ‘hypocrite; hypocritical’ with Slavic depreciative suffix -ak.

What does Bissel mean in Yiddish?

A little

Bissel (n.) A little: Don’t add more than a bissel of salt. Bupkis (n.) Nothing: I was disappointed that I got bupkis for my birthday.

What does keppie mean in Yiddish?

Keppie: A lighthearted and endearing way to refer to a head or forehead. It’s mostly said by parents to their children, but can be used in other ways, like for our keppie cap! Klutz: This is a word that you’ve probably heard a million times, and might not have known was Yiddish!

What is a yutz?

yutz (plural yutzes) (US, derogatory) A foolish, incompetent, awkward, or contemptible person.

What is a putz in Yiddish?

Yiddish puts, literally, “finery, show,” probably from putsn “to clean, shine”; akin to German putzen “to adorn, clean”

What is a ligner?

Verb. ligner. to line, make a line (mark with a line) to line (add lines to a surface) (nautical, rare) to fold up (a sail)

What is a shtarker?

n. A strong, stout fellow. n. Big shot, an arrogant person.

What does kerfuffle mean in Yiddish?

About the Word:
Kerfuffle means “disturbance or fuss,” often describing a situation that’s received more attention than it deserves.

What is a female mensch called?

@AoDespair. In German, “Mensch” is gender neutral; probably the same in Yiddish.

What’s a Schmegegge?

Definitions of schmegegge. (Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense. synonyms: shmegegge. type of: bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality. a message that seems to convey no meaning.

What is the Yiddish word for balls?

Chutzpah (Yiddish)
balls. It could easily be swapped into the phrase: “I can’t believe you had the balls to do that.” It implies audacity, risk, and confidence. But chutzpah can also get you in trouble.

What is Putz in Yiddish?

Noun. Yiddish puts, literally, “finery, show,” probably from putsn “to clean, shine”; akin to German putzen “to adorn, clean”

What does Shtupp mean?

to have sexual intercourse with
to have sexual intercourse with. verb (used without object), schtupped, schtup·ping. to engage in sexual intercourse.

What does Fakakta mean?

It’s a slang word in the language describing a problem where nothing seems like it’s going right. If your car is falling apart and keeps costing you money, it’s fakakta. If your wife left you and kicked you out of the house, that’s fakakta. Fakakta is one of the most commonly used Yiddish slang cuss terms.

Is schmuck a dirty word?

Although schmuck is considered an obscene term in Yiddish, it has become a common American idiom for “jerk” or “idiot”. It can be taken as offensive, however, by some Jews, particularly those with strong Yiddish roots.

What is a Shmata?

A shmata is a rag, literally. By extension — as with most Yiddish words or expressions used in English — it can mean any informal garment. For decades, the garment industry itself was informally called the rag trade.

What does bubala mean?

Bubala. A term of endearment, darling. It’s like, “oh sweetie!” But more fun. Because it sounds like boobie.

What is a male Yenta called?

Plus, Cupids thrive on the challenge of matching compatible friends — so both men and women are yentas. Julia thinks that the male version of a yenta — the meddler, not the matchmaker — is a mansplainer. It’s the guy who won’t let us get a word in edgewise.

What is meshugana?

The word comes from the Yiddish term meshugener, which is based on the adjective meshuga, meaning “crazy” or “nonsensical.” If used properly according to its Yiddish origin, meshugana should refer to a person, as in That meshugana just asked if I’d like to buy one shoe.

What is Yiddish for pretty face?

Shayna Punim (Yiddish)
This phrase means “pretty face” (shayna=pretty, punim=face) and it’s what my grandma always used to call me.

What is a Schmegegge?

What is a Shleger in Yiddish?

n. Bully, violent person.

What is a yutz putz?

A “putz” is the least likable of the bunch, at the very least annoying (if ineffectual) and often reprehensible. A “klutz” tends to be more physically clumsy, a “yutz” more socially clumsy.

Which is worse a schmuck or a putz?

Putz is even less formal than schmuck. Putz can be either a noun or a verb. As a noun it describes a person as foolish or without value, usually someone who does not contribute to society or a family.

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