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l'hachis

Alternative Spellings

lehakhes, lehokhes, l'hakhis, lehachis

Definitions

  • spitefully; deliberately; literally "in order to anger"

Example Sentences

  • "She's driving on Shabbos not because she has anywhere to go, but l'hachis."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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).

Notes

cf. Yiddish tsulokhes, af tsulokhes (אויף צו להעכיס af tsu lehakhes/lokhes 'in spite')

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