The Jewish Language Project is proud to announce that we are adding pronunciation recordings to all entries, based on the requests of many visitors. We invite you to support this important initiative by donating funds, volunteering to record entries, and sharing the crowdfunding campaign:
Help Newcomers Pronounce Jewish Words!
If we meet our fundraising goal by May 3, you can expect to see - and hear! - the pronunciations on this site by late June.

keitzed m'rakdim

Alternative Spellings

keitzad merakdim, keitsad m'rakdim, keytsad merakdin

Definitions

  • dancing before the groom and bride at a wedding, more often called 'wedding shtick'

Example Sentences

  • "The keitzid m'rakdim at Eitan and Reyzl's wedding went on forever, but it was hilarious!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Aramaic

Etymology

from Aramaic/Hebrew כיצד מרקדין לפני הכלה keytsad merakdin lifne hakala 'in what manner does one dance before the bride?' (Babylonian Talmud, Ketubot 16b, 31)

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.