bodek

Alternative Spellings

boydek, boidek

Definitions

  • also a brand of vegetables that has been checked for insects
  • check, especially looking for insects that would render produce non-kosher

Example Sentences

  • "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

Etymology

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

often used in a periphrastic verb phrase: "to be bodek"

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