"In popular usage, any match or alliance, as in The shidduch between the two organization was a success." (Steinberg)
n. A date in the process of finding one's spouse.
n. An arranged spousal match.
n. A mate.
"Give Me a Segula to Find My Shidduch" (source)
"A couple once went on a shidduch, and who did they see on the other side of the room?" (source)
"Do I really want a computer making my Shidduch?"
[After connecting an individual to an organization] "I'm glad I could make the shidduch."
"When we set up Adam with Kate it was such a good shidduch!"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
Hebrew שידוך shidúkh, Yiddish shídekh
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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