taka

Alternative Spellings

tahke, takah, takeh, take

Definitions

  • (can also be used ironically)
  • Is that so? Really, actually, indeed, "in consideration of all the information available" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "I tahke have more in common with the new Chasidishe bochur than I would have thought." (Weiser 95)
  • "He's a taka genius." (ironic)
  • "I taka just realized that I have to go to shul now, see you later."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

טאַקע táke

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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