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Your Ultimate Guide To Yiddish Slang

Helping our goyim friends to schmooze, plotz, kvetch, schlep and not let the mishpocheh drive you completely meshuggah.

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Farklemt

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All choked up. Literally or emotionally. [Mike Meyers made this one famous with his "Coffee Talk" sketch (schtick) on SNL. I still don't know what a "genektagazoynk" is. His character used to say "I've got shpilkes (needles) in my genektagazoyk."

Potshki

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Experiment, dabble, mess around, play around with. “I don’t really paint. I just potshki.” “I was just potshki-ing around in the kitchen with whatever I had in the fridge, but it turned out pretty good.”

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