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Quiz: Do you know these Yiddish terms used in English?

Yiddish is a language of European Jewry which is grammatically Germanic, but includes many words of Hebrew and Slavic origin. With Jewish migration in the last century to the UK and America, many Yiddish words have entered English usage. See if you can match up these words with their correct meaning. Β Let us hear how you get on πŸ™‚

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    Chutzpah

    • Audacity
    • Cowardice
    • Clumsiness
  • Question of

    Mazel tov

    • Commiserations
    • Congratulations
    • Amen
  • Question of

    Goy

    • Rabbi
    • Non-Jewish person
    • Religious woman
  • Question of

    Mensch

    • a decent human being
    • a foreigner
    • a non-religious Jew
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    Schlemiel

    • a non-Jewish woman
    • a dolt
    • a tailor
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    Tchotchke

    • Chicken soup
    • rag
    • knickknack
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    Schlep

    • Mutton
    • shop
    • make a tedious journey
  • Question of

    Schmooze

    • To converse informally
    • To get drunk
    • To fast
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    Schmaltz

    • Gold
    • Prayer
    • sentimentality
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    Nudnik

    • A stripper
    • A buffoon
    • a bore
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    Kvetch

    • To haggle
    • to complain habitually
    • sauce
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    Meshuggener

    • crazy person
    • Lithuanian Jew
    • skullcap
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    Yenta

    • Sabbath meal
    • Head covering worn by women
    • gossipy woman
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    Klutz

    • A clumsy person
    • A banker
    • A successful businessman

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