nicht shabbos geret

Definitions

  • interj. Not to speak of on Shabbat (used when a subject is not suitable for the Holy Shabbat, primarily business and money manners, to indicate that one shouldn't discuss it). Usually followed by a short comment about the "forbidden" subject.

Example Sentences

  • On Shabbat: "I hear you're selling your car- how much are you asking?" "Nicht shabbos geret, $500."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • ני(ש)ט nisht - not

    שבּת Shabbos - Shabbat

    גערעדט geredt - spoken

    • 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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      nicht shabbos geret, nisht Shabes geredt, nisht af Shabbos geredt, nisht im Shabbos geredt, nisht um Shabbos geredt

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