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
This story "Here Are the Top 10 New Yiddish Words" was written by Rukhl Schaechter.