n. Feat, stunt, trick, challenge, ingenuity.
n. Peculiarity, particular oddness.
"So he can juggle. What's the kuntz? Anyone can."
"The Magician said 'Kinderlach, I have vun more kuntz!'"
"What’s the kuntz in drinking different color poweraid from winded bottles or marshmallow fluff from toothpaste tube." (source)
"The kuntz to winning this game is to protect pieces before going on the offensive." (Weiser)
"He stayed indoors when everyone else took a walk on this beautiful day. He has his own kuntz going." (JPS)
Languages of Origin
קונץ kunts 'trick, stunt, feat'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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