What does kepi mean in Yiddish?

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Definitions. head, little head (informal, diminutive, often in child-directed speech)

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Similarly one may ask, what does keppie mean?

A submission from South Africa says the name Keppie means "Those born for a higher purpose" and is of Scottish origin.

Likewise, what does Bubbie mean in Yiddish? grandma. There are many alternative spelling this word (bubbie, bobbe, bobeh, bubby, bube), but they all mean "grandma". It can also be used to refer to any elderly woman.

People also ask, what does ligner in Yiddish mean?

????? ligner liar.

What is a Schmendrick in Yiddish?

???????) is Yiddish for an ineffectual, foolish, or contemptible person (OED), and may refer to: Shmendrik oder Die komishe Chaseneh (Schmendrik or The Comical Wedding), an 1877 play by Abraham Goldfaden.

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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!”

What is the Yiddish word for Yipes?

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What does Putz mean in Yiddish?

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What does Geshmak mean in Yiddish?


Yiddish is full of juicy descriptive adjectives, and geshmak is a perfect example. Urban Dictionary translates geshmak as Yiddish for “the bomb.”

What is a shtarker?

Definitions. a man of great strength. a strong, stout fellow.

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What does AZOY mean in Yiddish?

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What does Bubby stand for?

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What is a male Yenta called?


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What does Zayde mean?

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Does Tata mean grandpa?

Edgar Elenes, Speaking taco since I was born. Even though it is now uncommon, in México (or at least in Northern México), tata could be used for grandpa and nana for grandma. It is now more common to use the diminutive of abuelo/abuela, which would be abuelito/abuelita.

How do you say mom in Yiddish?

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parents (Eltern) ??????
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mother (Muter) ????? (Mame) ?????
children (Kinder) ??????

What is a tuchus?


noun. Tuchus is a slang term for butt or rear end. A slang term for your butt that is derived from Yiddish is an example of tuchus. YourDictionary definition and usage example.

Is kerfuffle a Yiddish word?

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

Is Schmuck a bad word?

In popular culture. 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.