• adv. Definitively.

  • adj. The ultimate, the best of.

  • adv. A tip, top, point.

Example Sentences

  • "Shpitz Shmulley to buy that!"

  • "A Ferrari is the shpitz sports car."

  • "He is the schpitz of assimilation..."

  • "That tie is so shpitz you!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • שפּיץ shpits 'tip, peak'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • Great Britain


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      schpitz, shpits, shpitzy, shpitsy

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