makpid

Definitions

  • Particular, conscientious, especially in relation to Jewish law.

Example Sentences

  • "You should be makpid to keep your room clean. You never know when your parents may show up." (Weiser)
  • "He's very makpid on kashrus."
  • "She's very makpid about covering her hair."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מקפיד

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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