sheina meidala, sheynah meydeleh, shana madel, sheyne meydl, sheina meidel, shayna maydel
- pretty girl
- well-behaved girl (female equivalent of mensch, which is sometimes used just for males but is often used for males and females)
- My grandma used to pinch my cheeks and call me shaina maidel.
Languages of Origin
שײנע מײדעלע / שײנע מײדל sheyne meydl / sheyne meydele (Standard Yiddish שײן מײדל sheyn meydl, because the grammatical gender of meydl is neuter)
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
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