Foreign Phrases Commonly Used in English
Phrases of Yiddish Origin
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Language Phrase Meaning
Yiddish chutzpah gall, arrogance, audacity
Yiddish Dreck dirt, junk
Yiddish goy gentile, non-Jew
Yiddish klutz clumsy or insensitive person
Yiddish maven expert
Yiddish mazel tov congratulations
Yiddish meshugge crazy, weird, silly
Yiddish oy vey oh boy, wow
Yiddish shiksa non-Jewish female
Yiddish shlep to carry, to travel
Yiddish shmo fool, obnoxious person
Yiddish shtick characteristic gimmick or routine