pritsus

Alternative Spellings

pritses, pritzus, pritzut, pritsut

Definitions

  • immoral behavior

Example Sentences

  • "The Haredim, or ultra-Orthodox Jews, don’t go to the movies. This is partly on account of the silver screen’s abundant displays of what is known among these communities as pritsus — that is, sex and general profanity" (http://forward.com/articles/12919/haredi-life-too-purely-rendered)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

פּריצות pritses / pritzut 'profligacy'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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