Discover the charm of Jewish and Yiddish terms.
Learn how to speak in deli terminology. Yiddish definitions and whit-isms by Joe and Rhoda will add some spice to your everyday conversation! Whether you're Jewish or not, you may be wondering what we mean when you hear us say:
- The Boss.
- A baby bagel.
- A crepe.
- Homemade brisket filled pastry dough. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!! Guy loved the brisket. See also the matzo ball soup and kishka.
- Nada, nothing or as your friends say, "He's not worth bupkis!"
- Braided egg bread.
Chicken Soup with matzo balls
- Jewish penicillin. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. This is the real medicine to cure what ails you. Like Bubbe said, "It might not help, but it couldn't hurt!"
- A lotta noive (nerve for those who don't live in The City).
- a good eater.
- It's fish. And it used to swim. That's about all we know.
- Pate or Chopped Liver at a fancy party.
- Bits of fried chicken skin. A delicacy to those who know, and you know who you are.
- Food Network host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and friend of The Bagel Deli. Thanks Guy!!
- Jewish salsa.
- The "Taller" Boss
- Kinda like stuffing. Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives thought it was like a matzo ball gone wild!! He gets a kick out of kishke.
- Noodles with things.
- Whine (and we all know The Bagel is a no kvetching zone)
- A potato pancake, served with sour cream & applesauce.
- Sunday's breakfast of smoked salmon.
- Jewish biscotti.
- An expert
- A good person.
- A little bite to eat. No calories cause it's just a nosh.
- New (So what's up?)
- Chopped Liver at a fancy party
- Flat onion bread.
- Stuffed cabbage.
- Everyone's favorite Grandma (The Real Boss)
- Mini strudel.
Sailor on Shore Duty
- Corned beef sandwich (In WWII, Seabees were sailors that did repairs...get it Seabee=CB)
- Cooking fat.
- Spread on a bagel.
- Talk, talk, talk.
- A beggar, someone who takes advantage
- To carry or drag, even yourself - "Let's shlep to the mall."
- Rear end (butt)