Alternative Spellings

boidem, boidim


  • attic

Example Sentences

  • "She asked me whether we had a boydem above one of the rooms."
  • "I'm not surprised that Bibi took former MK and Minister Bennie (son of Menachem) Begin out of the 'boidim.'"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, Modern Hebrew


Yiddish בױדעם boydem 'attic', also borrowed into Modern Hebrew, where it often refers to a crawlspace under the roof

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


North America, Israel


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


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