shtum

Definitions

  • quiet, voiceless, mute

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שטום

Who Uses This

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

Regions

Great Britain

Dictionaries

None

Notes

maybe also used in other British Commonwealth countries

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