- also a brand of vegetables that has been checked for insects
- check, especially looking for insects that would render produce non-kosher
- "Does it really matter if you wear a shiny or plain velvet yarmulke? Or whether you like spinach so you are willing to wash it and be bodek it?" (http://frumsatire.wordpress.com/2007/01/30/ridiculous-questions-for-shidduch-backround-checks/)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb בודק bodék 'check, inspect' (infinitive לבדוק livdók), Yiddish בודק זײַן bóydek zayn (a periphrastic verb with invariant Hebrew element)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
often used in a periphrastic verb phrase: "to be bodek"
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