chazzerai

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddish חזירײַ(khazeray, filth, mess, dirty trick), from Hebrew חזיר(khazír, pig)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxɑːzəɹaɪ/, /ˈhɑːzəɹaɪ/

Noun[edit]

chazzerai (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Junk; trash; anything worthless.
    That movie was nothing but chazzerai.
  2. (slang) Food that is awful
    Who could eat such chazzerai?
  3. (slang) Anything disgusting or loathsome.
    A good deal of contemporary theater strikes me as chazzerai.

References[edit]

  • Rosten, Leo. (1968). The Joys of Yiddish. New York: Washington Square Press, pp. 90-91.