gashmiyus

Pronunciations

gashmiyus (GAHSH-mee-yis) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      gashmies, gashmiyut, gashmiut, gashmius

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