shtim

Alternative Spellings

shtimm

Definitions

  • (often with preposition "with") to jibe, gel, concur, harmonize; without prep., equivalent to colloquial English "to add up; make sense"

Example Sentences

  • "I'm not sure how that shtims with 'There's actually no reason to believe that any Chassidim are atheists.'" (Reddit)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שטימען shtimen 'to fit in, be compatible with'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Used often in contexts of learning (talmud Torah) -- part of typical shiur terminology

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