A Dictionary of Basic Yiddish Words and phrases that Sammy's has put together for you:

 

Maychaim of Delicacies:

  • Kreplach..........Kosher style ravioli
  • Knubble..........Chlorophyll's press agent
  • Chrane..........A Jewish eye-opener
  • Knadel..........Delayed atom bomb
  • Retach..........Encore
  • Tsibeles..........All this and herring too

Family Life:

  • Mishpochen..........Trouble makers
  • M'chooten..........Ringleader
  • Kane Eishorreh..........Tommy Manville
  • Vos Hob ich Dos Gedaft..........Twins
  • Naches..........Dinner at Sammy's
  • Zadeh..........Grandchild's piggy bank
  • Gedult..........Getting a teenager off the phone
  • Hacken A Tchainich..........So I sez, so she sez, so I sez

Traditions and Customs:

  • A Mickveh..........A Kosher aquacade
  • A Shoicket..........A cut-throat
  • A Shaneh Gelechter..........Belching on Yom Kipper

Miscellaneous:

  • A Gosner Knocher..........A Monday morning quarterback
  • Kloppen Kop On Vant..........Asking the landlord to paint
  • A Simcheh..........Marrying off your last daughter
  • Goy..........One who buys retail
  • A Farshlepteh Krenk..........Filling out your own income tax form
  • A drey Kop..........A hair dresser
  • Mozel..........That which only a competitor possesses
  • Farblundjet..........A Kosher butcher in Ireland
  • Takeh?..........A seltzer at Sammy's
  • L'Chaim..........Famous last words
  • A Schicker..........A Jewish wino
  • A Fargenigen..........A date with Elizabeth Taylor
  • Helphen Vie A Totten Banke..........Talking yourself out of a traffic ticket
  • Paygah..........Our competitor's customers
  • Unter-Feuhrer..........Undertaker
  • Mitzveh..........Liking your wife's new hairdo
  • Rebitzen..........Rabbi's brain trust
  • A Choopeh..........Gallows
  • Oi Vay..........April 15th
  • Kinder..........Drainage ditches
  • Bris..........Getting tipped off
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