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2 definitions by Crazy Mixed-Up Yid

 
1.
1. A Yiddish expression meaning "to life!", used mainly during toasts, so much so that at a Jewish celebration one does not propose a toast, one proposes a l'chaim.
2. Used instead of "let's have a round of schnapps" among Chasidic men.
"I propose a l'chaim to Yussel on his new baby!" said Rabbi Eliyahu McClain. The rest of the congregation followed suit raiseing their glasses and shouting "L'Chaim!"
by Crazy Mixed-Up Yid May 17, 2010
 
2.
First of all, it is YIDDISH, not Dutch or Swiss-German. (Swiss-German? Where did that one come from?) It means: "Woe is me" and is an expression of surprise, unhappiness, and disgust. And as for all you Deutsch-and Schweizers: Du verdammter idiotes! Ja, du kleine scheisse! Das ist Yiddish! YIDDISH! (the grammar may be wrong, I don't spreche that well)

Now that I'm done ranting (Oy vey! Did I really just say all that?) I can say one final thing. To all who think it's French, German, or Dutch, you are a shanda far di goyim! Thank you.
1. "Oy vey. You're all idiots"
2. "Oy vey, slow down, you're going too fast!"
by Crazy Mixed-Up Yid May 17, 2010