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 high energy?
Chutzpah
Shmendrik
Drek
2 of 20Pick your answer!
_____ is a term of endearment for all ages.
Kolboynick
Bubeleh
Schmoe
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 becoming a doctor
A funny story
Their child doing something reckless
5 of 20Pick your answer!
What's another way to say "eat"?
Putz
Nosh
Piddle
6 of 20Pick your answer!
Schmooze means to ______.
kiss
chat/make small talk
drink alcohol
7 of 20Pick your answer!
Tuches or Tuchis is a slang word for what?
Dinner
A bra
A butt
8 of 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
9 of 20Pick your answer!
To "kvetch" means to....
Run errands
Whine or complain
Draw
10 of 20Pick your answer!
Who might you call "Zayde"?
Your friend
Your grandfather
Your brother
11 of 20Pick your answer!
Who is a “Shiksa”?
A famous person
Your rabi’s son
A non-Jewish girl
12 of 20Pick your answer!
Uncle Jacob's ____ is a card trick.
nosh
shmutz
schtick
13 of 20Pick your answer!
When your bubbe gives a long “spiel” that means she has what?
She has a nice hairdo
She has given a detailed story, speech, or plot
She has a huge gift for you
14 of 20Pick your answer!
Your bubbe says you have a “shayna punim" meaning _______.
you have a round belly
you have a sad attitude
you have a beautiful face
15 of 20Pick your answer!
When something is silly or ridiculous it is______.
Mishpucha
Fakakta
Schpilkes
16 of 20Pick your answer!
You’ve got some “shmutz,” means what?
You have a dirt or stain
You are really smart
You have fruit
17 of 20Pick your answer!
“Oy Gevalt” should be used:
When one is stunned by something
When one is overwhelmed/ nervous
When one is elated by something
18 of 20Pick your answer!
Your mom was “verklempt” at your bat mitzvah, she was ______.
jealous
angry
so happy, she had no words for her emotions
19 of 20Pick your answer!
What do you call someone that does a lot of good deeds?
A bum bum
A shlep
A mensch
20 of 20Pick your answer!
What do you say to wish someone good luck?
“Tchatchke!”
“Mazel tov!”
“Oy vey!”
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