kitke

Definitions

  • braided egg-bread eaten on the Sabbath (known as challah elsewhere)

Example Sentences

  • The kitke looks delicious- did you make it yourself?

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, Lithuanian Yiddish

Etymology

קיטקע

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

South Africa

Dictionaries

None

Notes

the word exclusively used for challah by South African Jews. Example here: http://irreverentbaker.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/kitke-bread/ See also discussion of the geographic distribution of Yiddish words for braided Sabbath bread: https://forward.com/culture/2303/south-african-challah/

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