Definition of broigus in US English:


(also broyges, broiges)


  • (chiefly in Jewish use) a bitter dispute or feud.

    ‘there was a rift between my grandfather and a cousin that translated into a big family broigus’
    • ‘The broiges can only be resolved if you are willing to let bygones be bygones, realize that family is precious and make up your minds to act politely to each other.’
    • ‘With the brothers edging towards the full-blown feud, or broigus, Blinky must position himself as bridgehead between them and consigliere to both.’
    • ‘It's like Woody Allen's best films - they revolve around a broyges that bonds the central characters instead of splitting them apart’
    • ‘It's business as usual. Nobody is looking for a broiges.’
    • ‘If what follows seems less a review than a giant olive branch, that's because this is a wonderful little restaurant, and my real family won't lightly forgive me should the broigus persist.’
    • ‘His comedic brilliance has defused the broiges.’
    • ‘They felt they could have done without her presence, and revived their broiges with her in various media interviews.’
    • ‘The worst thing you can do is get into a confrontation with somebody else's five-year-old. Not only is it infra dig, but it can result in the most terrible broigus.’
    • ‘I had been walking past a white dress for some days, in a shop with which I have a 23-year-old broiges - i.e., I don't speak to them and they don't speak to me.’
    • ‘Most Jewish families have a broigus in their ranks, normally over something relatively minor, and these can be passed down through the generations.’


From Yiddish broyges ‘dispute, quarrel’ (as noun), ‘angry’ (as adjective), from Hebrew bĕ-rōgez ‘in anger’.