- strategy (Weiser)
- feat, stunt, trick, challenge, ingenuity
- peculiarity, particular oddness (JPS)
- 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." (http://matzav.com/the-matzav-shmoooze-chemical-shtick)
- "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'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
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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