Yekke

Alternative Spellings

Yekkie, Yeke, Yek

Definitions

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

Dictionaries

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

Notes

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