Yiddish

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United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957) Asch , Shalom Asch , Sholem Asch , Sholom Asch
(Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust bagel , beigel
(Yiddish) a mistress chachka , tchotchke
(Yiddish) an inexpensive showy trinket chachka , tchotchke
(Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity chutzpa , chutzpah , hutzpah
(Yiddish) a person characterized by chutzpa chutzpanik
(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse) ganef , ganof , gonif , goniff
Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino) Hebraic alphabet , Hebrew alphabet , Hebrew script
United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991) Isaac Bashevis Singer , Singer
(Yiddish) a meddler who offers unwanted advice to others kibitzer
(Yiddish) a clumsy dolt klutz
(Yiddish) baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack knish
(Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person knocker
(Yiddish) a constant complainer kvetch
(Yiddish) a nagging complaint kvetch
(Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account megillah
(Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity meshugaas , mishegaas , mishegoss
(Yiddish) a crazy fool meshuggeneh , meshuggener
(Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends) mishpachah , mishpocha
(Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton nebbech , nebbish
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