Yiddish Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Actually Know?

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maya rudolph, jewish, personality, phone, comedian, italian
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 Dec 20, 2019
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Question: 1/20Pick your answer!


What word means "audacity and incredible guts"?
Drek
Shmendrik
Chutzpah

Question: 2/20Pick your answer!


_____ is a term of endearment for all ages.
Schmoe
Bubeleh
Kolboynick

Question: 3/20Pick your answer!


Schmoe is a slang term for someone that is ....
very old
not very smart
very slow

Question: 4/20Pick your answer!


Which of the following might make a mother "kvell"?
Their child becoming a doctor
Their child disobeying them
Their child doing something reckless

Question: 5/20Pick your answer!


What's another way to say "snack"?
Putz
Piddle
Nosh

Question: 6/20Pick your answer!


Schmooze means to ______.
drink alcohol
kiss
chat/make small talk

Question: 7/20Pick your answer!


Tuches or Tuchis is a slang word for what?
A butt
Dinner
A bra

Question: 8/20Pick your answer!


If someone says, "I want to eat a bissel first" what do they mean?
I want to eat a little bit first
I want to eat a lot first
I want to eat a bagel first

Question: 9/20Pick your answer!


To "kvetch" means to....
Whine or complain
Run errands
Draw

Question: 10/20Pick your answer!


Who might you call "Zayde"?
Your brother
Your grandfather
Your friend

Question: 11/20Pick your answer!


Who is a "Shiksa"?
A non-Jewish girl
Your rabbi’s son
A famous person

Question: 12/20Pick your answer!


Uncle Jacob's ____ is a card trick.
shmutz
nosh
schtick

Question: 13/20Pick your answer!


When your bubbe gives a long "spiel" that means she has what?
She has given a detailed story, speech, or plot
She has a nice hairdo
She has a huge gift for you

Question: 14/20Pick your answer!


Your bubbe says you have a "shayna punim" meaning _______.
you have a sad attitude
you have a beautiful face
you have a round belly

Question: 15/20Pick your answer!


When something is nonsense or craziness it is______.
Mishegas
Schmatta
Schpilkes

Question: 16/20Pick your answer!


You've got some "shmutz," means what?
You are really smart
You have fruit
You have a dirt or stain

Question: 17/20Pick your answer!


Giving unwanted advice is called...
Gatkes
Gornisht
Kibitz

Question: 18/20Pick your answer!


Your mom was "verklempt" at your bat mitzvah, she was ______.
so happy, she had no words for her emotions
angry
jealous

Question: 19/20Pick your answer!


What do you call someone that does a lot of good deeds?
A meshugener
A bum bum
A mensch

Question: 20/20Pick your answer!


What do you say to wish someone good luck or congratulations?
“Tchatchke!”
“Mazel tov!”
“Oy vey!”
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