Definitions

  • n. Ugliness.

  • n. Someone/something ugly.

Example Sentences

  • She is such a miskeit.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • מיאוסקײט míeskayt, from מיאוס míes 'ugly' (Heb מיאוס meús 'revulsion')

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
      • Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      mieskayt, meeskeit, messkayt, miskeit, miskayt, miskite

Notes

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