bichlal

Alternative Spellings

bikhlal

Definitions

  • in any way, entirely, in general

Example Sentences

  • "you make it sound like those who daven there are guys who would otherwise bichlal not be going to shul."
  • "He learns all day, and he's Bichlal not interested in sports." (Weiser 9)
  • "Bichlal, there is clearly an inyan to be makdim tefilla medin "zerizim makdimim lemitzvos"" (http://theantitzemach.blogspot.com/2009/10/and-yisrolik-too.html)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

בכלל bikhlál

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

Yiddish also has בכּלל biklál. The way of expressing "not at all" in Hebrew is בכלל לא bikhlal lo, in Yiddish בכלל ני(ש)ט bikhlal ni(sh)t (corresponding to the Jewish-English bichlal not).

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