Alternative Spellings

broygez, broyges, broigez, broges, brogez


  • a dispute (n)
  • angry, annoyed (adj.)

Example Sentences

  • "The winning hand was to send a card to somebody that you clearly had been broiges with who was not expecting a card from you." (
  • "There was a big broiges in the family after the Zaide was niftar."
  • "Everyone in that shul is broiges."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish


From Heb ברוגז b'rogez 'in anger', through Yiddish ברוגז broyges 'angry; a broken relationship, a quarrel'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


North America, Great Britain


Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).


A broygez tantz (broyges tants / broiges tants / broygez tanz) is a klezmer song and a wedding dance (dance of anger and reconciliation) traditionally performed by the groom, his father, and his father-in-law.

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