The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Yiddish

8 Words Listed


Yiddish Language Notes

Yiddish is an Indo-European language spoken in Europe, Israel and North America by the Jewish community.


WordMeaningNotes
bagel   Hard ring shaped bread roll.
chutzpah great impudence Shameless audacity. Used mainly in the USA.
glitch   Sudden irregularity or malfunction.
glitz glitter  
nosh to nibble secretly Used mainly in UK slang.
schmaltz chicken fat Sugary sentimentalism in music. Used more in USA.
schmuck penis Used mainly in USA slang as a derogatory term.
scram   Go away! Mainly used in USA.

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