Here Are the Top 10 New Yiddish Words

The Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary, edited by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and Paul Glasser, is full not only of familiar words but a smattering of new ones as well. We picked our top ten favorite Yiddish neologisms.

Designated Driver = der nikhterer shofer

Hate Crime = der sine-farbrekhn

Printer = der opdruker

Flip-Flops = fingershikh

Jabbing Pain = der shtekhiker veytik

Highlighter = der tekst-markirer

Baby Food = dos eyfl-esn

Volleyball = netsbol

Suicide Note = dos gezegn-brivl

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder = di travme-krenk

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Rukhl Schaechter

Rukhl Schaechter

Rukhl Schaechter is the editor of the Yiddish Forward (Forverts) and is both the first woman to hold that position since its founding in 1897 and the first editor of the Forverts to be born in the United States.

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