interj. "Do you understand?"; "You got that?".
"I'm driving you home because there's no way you're walking all the way there by yourself. Farshteyst?"
Languages of Origin
פֿאַרשטײסט farshtéyst, second person singular form of פֿאַרשטײן farshtéyn 'to understand'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
farshtayst, farshteyt, farshteit, farshteist, farshtayt, farshtay, farshtey, farshtei
Some English speakers with Yiddish knowledge distinguish between singular informal "farshteyst" and plural or formal "farshteyt."
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