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Yoshke

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Borrowed from Yiddish יאָשקע (yoshke).

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Yoshke

  1. (Judaism, eupemistic, pejorative) Jesus Christ
    • 1989, Rhoda Lerman, God’s Ear: A Novel[1]:
      “And he’s not to mention Yoshke’s name once. If he does, we get up and leave.” / “He wants to know who Yoshke is.” Shoshanna giggled. / “I should teach him who Yoshke is? Yoshke, Yoisel, the guy on the cross, tell him.” / Very carefully, Shoshanna said, “Your gentleman on your cross.” She was afraid of saying Jesus.