- "A young boy...equivalent of the American expression 'buddy'" (JPS)
- "Sammy, our boychick, such a good litle boy!"
Languages of Origin
English boy, Yiddish diminutive ending טשיק- -tshik
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Also commonly used in its diminutive form: boychekal, boychickel, boychickl, boychikl
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