Why Yiddish Was Often a Source for Thieves' Slang in European Languages
What we learn from the story of the Russian phrase shakher-makher,or wheeler-dealer.
February 22, 2017 | Philologos
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Bugsy Siegel, the famous American Jewish gangster.