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.
ridiculous
complex
genius

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?
bubeleh
nosh
klip

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

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

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

The realtor wouldn't stop giving me his "spiel"!
sales pitch
lecture
lesson

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

The computer keeps "glitching" out on me!
A minor malfunction
changing
helping

7 of 15Pick your answer!

Which of the following means a person with integrity or honor?
schmoe
chutzpah
mensch

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

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

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

He's very "chutzpah," always walking around so high and mighty.
impressive
arrogant
smart

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 drag someone along reluctantly
to bribe

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 fun
make small talk to impress

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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