Developed out of Hebrew and German, Yiddish became its own rich lingustic culture, with a unique mode of expression all its own. Half of those expressions just happen to be insults. From the vast array of Yiddish insults, put downs, lamentations and naughty words, here are 61 of the best, with my personal favorite phrase ever right at If you have to curse someone, make sure to do it in Yiddish. It just sounds cooler.
Hey there, Gentiles. So, we understand you like borrowing our Yiddish terms in spicing up your mostly angry sentences. And who can blame you? Who wouldn't want to swear in Yiddish?! Communists, that's who!
Though it's original meaning was equivalent to calling someone a penis, which in the old country was a great insulting expletive. With today's youth it just means the same thing as the American insult, Dick, like your being a dick buddy, or your being a putz buddy. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply. Hottest Questions.
Alav hasholom: May he or she rest in peace. Aliyah: To be called up to read a portion of Torah scroll in synagogue; the immigration of Jews to Israel. Alteh moid: Spinster. Baitsim: Balls.