farshteyst

Definitions

  • interj. "Do you understand?"; "You got that?".

Example Sentences

  • "I'm driving you home because there's no way you're walking all the way there by yourself. Farshteyst?"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פֿאַרשטײסט farshtéyst, second person singular form of פֿאַרשטײן farshtéyn 'to understand'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      farshtayst, farshteyt, farshteit, farshteist, farshtayt, farshtay, farshtey, farshtei

Notes

  • Some English speakers with Yiddish knowledge distinguish between singular informal "farshteyst" and plural or formal "farshteyt."

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