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Yiddish-English Glossary

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  • Chaleshen - To faint
  • Chaloshes - Nausea, faintness, unconsciousness
  • Chamoyer du ainer! - You blockhead! You dope, You ass!
  • Chap a gang! - Beat it! (Lit., Catch a way, catch a road)
  • Chap nit! - Take it easy! Not so fast! (Lit., Don't grab)
  • Chas v'cholileh! - G-d forbid!
  • Chazen - Cantor
  • Chazenteh - Wife of chazen (cantor)
  • Chazzer - A pig (one who eats like a pig, or behaves badly )
  • Chazzerei - Swill; pig's feed; anything bad, junk , rotten
  • Chei - Eighteen; life; word formed by the combination of Hebrew letters meaning eighteen and life
  • Chei kuck (taboo) - Nothing, infinitesimal, worthless, unimportant (Lit., human dung)
  • Chmalyeh! - Bang, punch; Slam! Wallop!
  • Chochem attick - A wise guy
  • Chochmeh - Wisdom, bright saying, witticism
  • Choleryeh - Cholera; a curse, plague, annoying person 
  • Choshever mentsh - Man of worth and dignity; elite person; respected person
  • Chosid - Rabid fan
  • Chossen - Bridegroom
  • Chossen-kalleh - Bride and groom; engaged couple
  • Choyzik machen - Make fun of, ridicule
  • Chropen - Snore
  • Chupah - Canopy under which a bride and groom stand during marriage ceremony.
  • Chutzpeh - Brazenness, gall, baitzim, nerve 
  • Chutzpenik - Impudent fellow
  • Cristiyah - Enema