dati

Definitions

  • Modern Orthodox
  • religious

Example Sentences

  • "They're a dati family."

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

דתי

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Accent on second syllable. Israeli slang has דוס dos / דוסים dósim (mock Ashkenazi pronunciation of dati), used disparagingly for the Orthodox.

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