bekishe

Alternative Spellings

beketshe

Definitions

  • long black coat worn by Hasidic men

Example Sentences

  • "A tish bekishe is like a long Victorian smoking jacket, worn to the Shabbat table by some Chasidic men. My husband (who does not identify as Chasidic) wanted one partly because a bekishe is machine-washable and a suit isn't: a bekishe is good if your toddler likes to pour soup in your lap." (http://ajewintherain.blogspot.com/2012/05/sewing-challenge-no-4-tish-bekishe.html)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

בעקעשע békeshe

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Stress on first syllable.

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