Here Are the Top 10 New Yiddish Words by the Forward

Here Are the Top 10 New Yiddish Words

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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

Here Are the Top 10 New Yiddish Words

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


Rukhl Schaechter

Rukhl Schaechter

Rukhl Schaechter is the editor of the Yiddish Forward (Forverts) and also produces and stars in the YouTube series, “Yiddish Word of the Day”.

Here Are the Top 10 New Yiddish Words

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