adj. Particular, conscientious, especially in relation to Jewish law.
"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
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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