gebrokts

Pronunciations

gebrochts (geh-BROCHTS) listen

Definitions

  • n. Matzah that is mixed with liquid during cooking; avoided by scrupulously observant because of the possibility that unbaked flour in the matzah could be exposed to the liquid and thereby become chametz, forbidden during Passover.

  • n. People who hold by the stringency against eating wetted matzah.

Example Sentences

  • My mother never served matzah balls at Pesach -- they're gebrokts.

  • I only make matzah brei after Pesach -- we're gebrokts.

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • געבראָכטס 'broken,' for the pieces into which matzah is broken for use in cooking with liquid.

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

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

      Dictionaries

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      Alternative Spellings

      gebrukts, gebrucks, gebrochts, gebrots, gebruchts, gebrukhts, gebrokhts

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