gashmiyus

Alternative Spellings

gashmies, gashmiyut, gashmiut, gashmius

Definitions

  • materialism, in contrast with spiritual concerns; "indulgence in earthly pleasures" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • “Some people say that poverty has one advantage: it forces one to go without useless gashmius.”

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

גשמיות

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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