Yekke

Pronunciations

Yekke (YEH-keh) listen
Yekke (YEH-kee) listen
Yekke (YEH-kih) listen

Definitions

  • n. A Jew who behaves according to the stereotype of Jews of German heritage: punctual and concerned with details.

  • n. A Jew of German heritage

Example Sentences

  • "What a Yekke! He dreams in Excel."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • יעקע yéke

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      Yek, Yeke, Yekkie

Notes

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