chiddush, hidush, hiddush
- innovative idea; an insight; discovery; novelty
- "It was a chidush for the yeshiva to serve meat two nights in a row" (Weiser 14)
- I've heard this argument before; what's the chidush?
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb חידוש khidúsh, Yiddish חידוש khídesh
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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).
Can rhyme with "Yiddish" or "we-koosh"
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