lehakhes, lehokhes, l'hakhis, lehachis
- spitefully; deliberately; literally "in order to anger"
- "She's driving on Shabbos not because she has anywhere to go, but l'hachis."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb להכעיס lehakhís 'v., to anger', Yiddish להכעיס lehákhes 'n., spite'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
cf. Yiddish tsulokhes, af tsulokhes (אויף צו להעכיס af tsu lehakhes/lokhes 'in spite')
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