kitke

Definitions

  • n. 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.

    See also here for discussion of the geographic distribution of Yiddish words for braided Sabbath bread.

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