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Oy vey, stop your kvetching! You’ve found the Yiddish Slang Dictionary to help you shmooze or kibitz. Be warned though, this website contains some words not fit for your bubbe.

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Oy Gevalt

Exclamation of shock or fear

This is similar to the expression "oy vey" but with a larger sense of doom or fear. "Gevalt" comes from the German word for power or violent force.

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