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

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How well do you know classic Jewish lingo? Test your knowledge of Yiddish words and phrases such as Bubbe, Chutzpah, and more with this quiz!

 Mar 04, 2018
1 of 20Pick your answer!
What word means "audacity and incredible guts"?
Drek
Chutzpah
Shmendrik
2 of 20Pick your answer!
_____ is a term of endearment for all ages.
Bubeleh
Schmoe
Kolboynick
3 of 20Pick your answer!
Schmoe is a slang term for someone that is ....
very slow
very old
not very smart
4 of 20Pick your answer!
Which of the following might make a mother "kvell"?
Their child disobeying them
Their child doing something reckless
Their child becoming a doctor
5 of 20Pick your answer!
What's another way to say "snack"?
Piddle
Nosh
Putz
6 of 20Pick your answer!
Schmooze means to ______.
drink alcohol
chat/make small talk
kiss
7 of 20Pick your answer!
Tuches or Tuchis is a slang word for what?
A butt
Dinner
A bra
8 of 20Pick your answer!
If someone says, "I want to eat a bissel first" what do they mean?
I want to eat a lot first
I want to eat a bagel first
I want to eat a little bit first
9 of 20Pick your answer!
To "kvetch" means to....
Run errands
Draw
Whine or complain
10 of 20Pick your answer!
Who might you call "Zayde"?
Your brother
Your grandfather
Your friend
11 of 20Pick your answer!
Who is a “Shiksa”?
A famous person
A non-Jewish girl
Your rabbi’s son
12 of 20Pick your answer!
Uncle Jacob's ____ is a card trick.
schtick
nosh
shmutz
13 of 20Pick your answer!
When your bubbe gives a long “spiel” that means she has what?
She has a nice hairdo
She has a huge gift for you
She has given a detailed story, speech, or plot
14 of 20Pick your answer!
Your bubbe says you have a “shayna punim" meaning _______.
you have a beautiful face
you have a sad attitude
you have a round belly
15 of 20Pick your answer!
When something is nonsense or craziness it is______.
Mishegas
Schpilkes
Schmatta
16 of 20Pick your answer!
You’ve got some “shmutz,” means what?
You have a dirt or stain
You have fruit
You are really smart
17 of 20Pick your answer!
Giving unwanted advice is called...
Kibitz
Gornisht
Gatkes
18 of 20Pick your answer!
Your mom was “verklempt” at your bat mitzvah, she was ______.
so happy, she had no words for her emotions
angry
jealous
19 of 20Pick your answer!
What do you call someone that does a lot of good deeds?
A meshugener
A bum bum
A mensch
20 of 20Pick your answer!
What do you say to wish someone good luck or congratulations?
“Oy vey!”
“Tchatchke!”
“Mazel tov!”
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