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אַלטער קאַקער 〈ʼaltʻr qʼaqʻr〉 etymology (literally) old shitter
noun: אַלטער קאַקער 〈ʼaltʻr qʼaqʻr〉 〈alter kaker〉
  1. (vulgar, idiomatic) approximately the equivalent of the English term old fart, old geezer.
בויך 〈bwyk〉 etymology From Middle High German būch, from Old High German būh, from Proto-Germanic *būkaz. More at bouk. pronunciation
  • (Litvish) [beɪχ]
  • (Poylish) [bɔːχ]
noun: 〈boykh〉
  1. (anatomy, colloquial) abdomen, belly, stomach
ברויט 〈brwyt〉 etymology From Old High German brōt (compare German Brot), from Proto-Germanic *braudą. pronunciation
  • (Litvish) [bʁeɪt]
  • (Poylish) [bʁɔɪt]
noun: 〈broyt〉
  1. bread
  2. loaf
  3. (colloquial) livelihood
דרעק 〈drʻq〉 etymology From Old High German drec, from Proto-Germanic *þrakjaz. Compare German Dreck and Dutch drek. Cognate with Old Norse þrekkr and Swedish träck.
noun: 〈drek〉
  1. (vulgar, slang) crap, shit
דרעק מיט פֿעפֿער 〈drʻq myt p̄ʻp̄ʻr〉
noun: דרעק מיט פֿעפֿער 〈drʻq myt p̄ʻp̄ʻr〉 〈drek mit fefer〉
  1. (vulgar, slang) an item of poor quality
זאַפֿטיק 〈zʼap̄tyq〉 Alternative forms: (Daytshmerish) זאַפֿטיג 〈zʼap̄tyg〉 etymology זאַפֿט 〈zʼap̄t〉 + יק 〈yq〉
adjective: {{yi-adjective}}
  1. (of food) juicy, succulent, tasty
  2. (vulgar, slang, usually of women) juicy, succulent pudgy, but with a positive connotation
  3. (vulgar, slang, usually of women) fat pudgy, but with a descriptive or negative connotation
זשאַרגאָן 〈zşʼargʼán〉
noun: 〈zhargon〉
  1. jargon
  2. (derogatory) Yiddish
ישו 〈yşw〉 {{wikipedia}} etymology From Hebrew ישו 〈yşw〉.
proper noun: {{yi-proper noun}}
  1. Jesus Jesus of Nazareth
Synonyms: יעזוס 〈yʻzws〉, ישו הנוצרי 〈yşw hnwẕry〉, יאָשקע 〈yʼáşqʻ〉 (pejorative), יאָשקע פּאַנדרע 〈yʼáşqʻ ṗʼandrʻ〉 (pejorative)
מאָרדע 〈mʼárdʻ〉
noun: 〈morde〉
  1. (colloquial, anatomy) chin
Synonyms: קין 〈qyn〉, באָרד 〈bʼárd〉
משקה 〈mşqh〉 etymology From Hebrew מַשְׁקֶה 〈maşĕ̌qeh〉.
noun: 〈mashke〉
  1. liquor
  2. (humorous) drink, beverage
פּוץ 〈ṗwẕ〉
noun: 〈puts〉
  1. fool, simpleton
  2. jerk
  3. (vulgar) penis
descendants: {{top2}}
  • English: putz
{{mid2}}
  • Russian: поц 〈poc〉
{{bottom}}
פּעניס 〈ṗʻnys〉 {{wikipedia}} pronunciation {{rfp}}
noun: 〈penis〉
  1. (anatomy) penis
Synonyms: אבֿר 〈ʼb̄r〉, מענלעכער איבר 〈mʻnlʻkʻr ʼybr〉 (formal), שמאָק 〈şmʼáq〉 (vulgar slang), שמעקל 〈şmʻql〉
פֿאַרקאַקט 〈p̄ʼarqʼaqt〉 etymology {{rfe}} Compare German verkackt.
adjective: {{yi-adj}}
  1. lousy; screwed up; washed up
  2. (vulgar) shitty, crappy, full of shit; fucked
פֿייגעלע 〈p̄yygʻlʻ〉 etymology A diminutive of פֿויגל 〈p̄wygl〉. pronunciation
  • [ˈfejɡələ]
noun: 〈feygele〉
  1. birdie, little bird
  2. {{non-gloss}}
  3. (derogatory) homosexual
קאַקער 〈qʼaqʻr〉 etymology From קאַקן 〈qʼaqn〉.
noun: 〈kaker〉
  1. (vulgar) shitter
שוואַרצער 〈şwwʼarẕʻr〉 etymology From the nominative masculine singular form of the adjective שוואַרץ 〈şwwʼarẕ〉, probably as a calque of the English noun use of black.
noun: 〈shvartser〉
  1. (US, offensive) A black man.
  2. plural of שוואַרצער
adjective: {{head}}
  1. inflected form of שוואַרץ
שטופּ 〈ştwṗ〉
noun: 〈shtup〉
  1. push
  2. poke
  3. (vulgar, slang) fuck
descendants:
  • shtup
שטופּן 〈ştwṗn〉
verb: {{yi-verb}}
  1. to push
  2. to poke
  3. (vulgar, slang) to have sex with; to fuck
related terms:
  • שטופּ 〈ştwṗ〉
  • שטופּנדיק 〈ştwṗndyq〉
antonyms:
  • (push) ציִען 〈ẕyiʻn〉
שיקסע 〈şyqsʻ〉 etymology Probably a contracted feminine form of שייגעץ 〈şyygʻẕ〉.
noun: 〈shikse〉
  1. (derogatory) shiksa non-Jewish girl
שלאַנג 〈şlʼang〉 etymology From Old High German slango. pronunciation
  • (Litvish) [ʃlaŋ(ɡ)]
noun: 〈shlang〉
  1. snake
  2. (vulgar) penis
שמאָק 〈şmʼáq〉 etymology From Polish smok. {{rfv-etymology}} pronunciation
  • /ʃmɔk/
noun: 〈shmok〉
  1. idiot
  2. dick (a contemptible person)
  3. dupe (a naive person)
  4. (vulgar, anatomy) penis
descendants:
  • English: schmuck
  • Russian: чмо 〈čmo〉
שמעקל 〈şmʻql〉 etymology שמאָק 〈şmʼáq〉 + ל 〈l〉
noun: 〈shmekl〉
  1. (offensive, slang) penis, dick, cock
שמעקעלע 〈şmʻqʻlʻ〉
noun: 〈shmekele〉
  1. (vulgar) small penis, little dick
related terms:
  • שמעקל 〈şmʻql〉
  • שמאָק 〈şmʼáq〉
תּכשיט 〈ţ̇kşyt〉 etymology {{rfe}}
noun: 〈takhshet〉
  1. (pejorative) brat

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