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"!
congratulations
impressive
what a shame

3 of 15Pick your answer!

What word means to nibble or have a light snack?
klip
nosh
bubeleh

4 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?

I'm such a "schmuck," I completely failed that math test.
fool
braniac
drop out

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?
schmoe
mensch
chutzpah

8 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?

That girl is a "meschugena," she went sky-diving without a parachute.
knowledgeable person
intelligent girl
insane woman

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?
schmoe
bubeleh
tsuris

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 leave someone alon
to bribe
to drag someone along reluctantly

12 of 15What is the meaning of the word in quotations?

Let's go "schmooze" with those really rich people over there.
be bothersome
make small talk to impress
make fun

13 of 15Pick your answer!

What does shalom mean?
interesting
oh no
deep peace

14 of 15Pick your answer!

If something is kosher, what is it?
very elegant
acceptable to Orthodox Jews
inedible food

15 of 15Fill in the blank!

A klutz is someone who is very ____.
witty
clumsy
smart
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