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?
Drek
Chutzpah
Shmendrik

2 of 20Pick your answer!

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

3 of 20Pick your answer!

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

4 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of the following might make a mother "kvell"?
A funny story
Their child doing something reckless
Their child becoming a doctor

5 of 20Pick your answer!

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

6 of 20Pick your answer!

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

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 bagel first
I want to eat a lot first
I want to eat a little bit first

9 of 20Pick your answer!

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

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”?
Your rabi’s son
A non-Jewish girl
A famous person

12 of 20Pick your answer!

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

13 of 20Pick your answer!

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

14 of 20Pick your answer!

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

15 of 20Pick your answer!

When something is silly or ridiculous it is______.
Schpilkes
Mishpucha
Fakakta

16 of 20Pick your answer!

You’ve got some “shmutz,” means what?
You are really smart
You have a dirt or stain
You have fruit

17 of 20Pick your answer!

“Oy Gevalt” should be used:
When one is overwhelmed/ nervous
When one is elated by something
When one is stunned by something

18 of 20Pick your answer!

Your mom was “verklempt” at your bat mitzvah, she was ______.
angry
jealous
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 mensch
A bum bum
A shlep

20 of 20Pick your answer!

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