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  • n. Alternative form of feygele.


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  • But the way in which it’s been used over the years, as a sort of cryptonym for black employees, is not unlike the way Jews use the word faygeleh, which, according to Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish, is “a discreet way of describing a homosexual—especially where they might be overheard.”

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • His company is set to distribute my movie, and he needs Glenda to accompany his faygeleh heartthrob Rock Rockwell on a publicity date.

    White Jazz

  • Michael Musto in the Voice: "At the premiere, when the film tried too hard to tug at our faygeleh-loving heartstrings, I thought, 'At last we have a gay romance as banal as the straight ones.

    GreenCine Daily


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  • “The word he used was faygeleh, a mild Yiddish pejorative for homosexual. Queer and fairy are close approximations.”, A Party Boy Reflects On Life, Lip Gloss, by Dan Kois, May 16, 2011

    May 16, 2011