shpitz

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • adv. Typical, classic, a perfect example of; definitively.

  • adj. The ultimate, the best of, "cool."

  • adv. Top or extreme part.

Example Sentences

  • -Shpitz Shmulley to buy that!

    -That tie is so shpitz you!

    -Shpiiitz!!

  • A Ferrari is the shpitz sports car.

  • He is the schpitz of assimilation...

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • שפּיץ shpits 'tip, peak'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger

      Regions

      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      schpitz, shpits, shpitzy, shpitsy

Notes

  • Steinmetz, "Yiddish and English" has an entry for shpits, but the meaning is simply 'tip.'

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