keitzed m'rakdim

Alternative Spellings

keitzad merakdim, keitsad m'rakdim, keytsad merakdin


  • 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


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)


North America



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