shtum

Definitions

  • adj. Quiet, voiceless, mute.

Example Sentences

  • "If you keep shtum, we might not get found out."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • שטום shtum 'mute, silent'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • Australia / New Zealand
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • None

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