keitzed m'rakdim


keitzad merakdim (KAY-tzad me-ROCK-dim) listen


  • n. 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
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      keitzad merakdim, keitsad m'rakdim, keytsad merakdin

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