Quiz: How Well Do You Know New York Jewish Slang?

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Do you really know Yiddish slang?

Correctly identify these words and phrases used by Jewish people from the streets of New York! Will you be able to schmooze us with your knowledge?

 Oct 06, 2017
1 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
Your plan is "cockamamie," it'll never work.
genius
complex
ridiculous
2 of 15What is the meaning of the phrase in quotations?
You are married, "Mazel Tov"!
impressive
what a shame
congratulations
3 of 15Pick your answer!
What word means to nibble or have a light snack?
nosh
klip
bubeleh
4 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
I'm such a "schmuck," I completely failed that math test.
drop out
fool
braniac
5 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
The realtor wouldn't stop giving me his "spiel"!
lesson
lecture
sales pitch
6 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
The computer keeps "glitching" out on me!
helping
changing
A minor malfunction
7 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following means a person with integrity or honor?
mensch
schmoe
chutzpah
8 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
That girl is a "meschugena," she went sky-diving without a parachute.
insane woman
knowledgeable person
intelligent girl
9 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
He's very "chutzpah," always walking around so high and mighty.
impressive
smart
arrogant
10 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following is a term of endearment for all ages?
tsuris
schmoe
bubeleh
11 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
You're coming to the party. Don't make us "schlep" you along.
to drag someone along reluctantly
to leave someone alon
to bribe
12 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?
Let's go "schmooze" with those really rich people over there.
make fun
make small talk to impress
be bothersome
13 of 15Pick your answer!
What does shalom mean?
deep peace
interesting
oh no
14 of 15Pick your answer!
If something is kosher, what is it?
acceptable to Orthodox Jews
very elegant
inedible food
15 of 15Fill in the blank!
A klutz is someone who is very ____.
clumsy
witty
smart
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