Kratsmakh, Kratzmach, Kritzmach, Chritzmach, Kratsmikh
- Tongue-in-cheek way of referring to "Christmas," especially among Jews who want to avoid uttering the name of Christ.
- "This leads to the obvious question at this time of year as to whether there is a heter to pronounce the name of Xmas, as opposed to Kratzmach or some other such corruption. It is exceedingly difficult to function in the modern workplace without uttering this word." (http://crystaldecadenz.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/kratsmach-post-three-year-anniversary/)
Languages of Origin
קראַץ מיך krats mikh 'scratch me,' based on similar sound to English "Christmas"
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
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