11 Yiddish Words We All Need To Start Using

Who wouldn't want to call someone a noodge?

[subheader:list:1]Bupkis[/subheader]

Used to mean ‘nothing’ or ‘something of little value’, though literally translates as ‘beans’ or ‘goat droppings.'

Used in a sentence: He isn’t worth bupkis!

[subheader:list:2]Kibitz[/subheader]

To offer unwanted advice.

Used in a sentence: Sharon just tried to convince to grow out my toenails. She is such a kibitzer!

[subheader:list:3]Meshuga[/subheader]

Crazy or senseless behavior.

Used in a sentence: Sharon has now told me about her toenail fetish… I think she’s meshuga…

[subheader:list:4]Noodge[/subheader]

To pester/nag/whine.

Used in a sentence: Gary is a noodge, he keeps asking me to do such annoying stuff, like pay him “rent”…

[subheader:list:5]Nudnik[/subheader]

Basically, a person who is a pain in the neck.

Used in a sentence: Seriously. It's been three weeks and he still insists that I owe him money. Gary is the ultimate nudnick.

[subheader:list:6]Schlub[/subheader]

A clumsy, stupid, or unattractive person.

Used in a sentence: On our first date, I spilt a whole pint over him! I'm a schlub :(

[subheader:list:7]Schnook[/subheader]

A particularly gullible person.

Used in a sentence: "Did you know that the word schnook is written on the ceiling?"

[subheader:list:8]Shemozzle[/subheader]

An quarrel/brawl/argument.

Used in a sentence: Oliver and I had a shemozzle last night. [TIP: if you say that you and your partner had a shemozzle, it makes it sound a lot better]

[subheader:list:9]Shickered[/subheader]

To be pished, trollied, gazebo'd. (Drunk.)

Used in a sentence: After Kate brought out the sambucca shots, I was completely shickered.

[subheader:list:10]Shmendrick[/subheader]

A foolish or contemptible person.

Used in a sentence: Did you know that Neil eats toothpaste? What a schmendrick!

[subheader:list:11]Shtup[/subheader]

To ;) - if you know what we mean... (sex (as in, intercourse (to have sexual intercourse)))

Used in a sentence: Hey baby, let’s shtup it up in here!