faribel

Alternative Spellings

fahribbel, farrible, faribbel, faribl

Definitions

  • to have a grievance, to be aggrieved

Example Sentences

  • If she isn't seated at the right table at the wedding, she'll be fahribbled.
  • I have such a farrible with her!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַראיבל faribl 'grudge'; האָבן פֿאַראיבל hobn faribl 'to have a grudge'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America, South Africa

Dictionaries

None

Notes

One contributor believes this to be especially common in the English of descendants of Litvaks (Jews of Lithuanian origin).

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