n. Braided egg-bread eaten on the Sabbath (known as challah elsewhere).
"The kitke looks delicious--did you make it yourself?"
Languages of Origin
- Lithuanian Yiddish
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- South Africa
Who Uses This
The word exclusively used for challah by South African Jews.
See also here for discussion of the geographic distribution of Yiddish words for braided Sabbath bread.
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