gesheft

Definitions

  • n. Business.

Example Sentences

  • Who knew that nursing homes would be such a good gesheft to get into?

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • געשעפֿט

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      gescheft

Notes

  • The plural, gesheftn, can also be used to refer to business partners/co-workers.

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