makpid

Definitions

  • adj. 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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