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Jewish Word Glossary

Glossary Key

abbr. = abbreviated
esp .= especially
Heb. = Hebrew
lit. = literally
n = noun
pl. = plural
pron. = pronounced
usu. = usually
v = verb
Yid. = Yiddish

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M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

F

Falasha
lit.=wanderer: derogatory name for Ethiopian Jews
far vus
(Yid.) for what, why
farbissener 
(Yid.) stubborn one
farblonget
(Yid.) lost
farbrecher
lit.=breaker: (Yid.) con man
farbrengen
(Yid.) party [n], esp. religious or family
farbrent
(Yid.) burning; zealous
farfallen
(Yid.) collapsed, fallen in; lost, a lost cause
fargengin
(Yid.) pleasure
farkrenk
lit=for sickness: (Yid.) spend money on illness [v]
felafel
pita sandwich with fried chick-pea balls
ferdrimmeled
(Yid.) dreaming, daydreaming
ferklempt
(Yid.) clenched
fermished
(Yid.) mixed up, messed up
ferpitzed
(Yid.) dressed up
fershtays
(Yid.) understand
fershimmeled
(Yid.) moldy
fershluginer
(Yid.) "slugged," beaten, defeated
ferschnoshked
(Yid.) drunk
fertootsed
(Yid.) over-dressed, overdone
fleischig
containing or relating to meat
foilishtik
(Yid) foolish
fress
(Yid.) gobble
fresser
(Yid.) glutton
freylach
(Yid.) festive
frosk
(Yid.) slap
frum
lit.=pious: observant of halachah
fumfer
(Yid.) mumble