boydem

Pronunciations

boydem (BOY-dum) listen
beydem (BAY-dum) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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

Etymology

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

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Israel

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      boidim, boidem

Notes

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