Yiddish words

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bagel

a ring-shaped bread roll made by boiling then baking the dough

bris

the circumcision of a male child. (from Hebrew brith 'covenant')

chutzpah

guts, daring, audacity, effrontery

glitch

a minor malfunction

klutz

clumsy person

kvetch

to complain habitually, gripe; as a noun, a person who always complains

maven

expert

Mazal Tov

congratulations!

mensch

an upright man; a decent human being

nosh

snack (noun or verb)

putz

an idiot, a jerk

schlemiel :

an inept clumsy person; a bungler; a dolt

schlep

to drag or haul (an object); to make a tedious journe

schlimazel

a chronically unlucky person

schmooze :

to converse informally, make small talk or chat

schmuck

a contemptible or foolish person; a jerk; literally means 'penis'

tchotchke:

knickknack, trinket, curio

yarmulke

round cloth skullcap worn by observant Jews

yenta

a talkative woman; a gossip; a scold

kibitz

to offer unwanted advice

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