n. Lit. "crooked"; used by Yeshivish speakers to denote views ("hashkafos") that do not fall entirely within the bounds of traditional Orthodox thought.
"Have you read Jacob Milgram's book? His conclusions are sometimes krum, but the questions motivating them are just brilliant."
"I am talking about your very unjewish way of thinking and writing, and your very krume ideas of what jewish pride is." (source)
Languages of Origin
קרום krum (in many dialects, krim) 'crooked, slanted'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- South Africa
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
krumme, krumm, krume
With the Yiddish-type suffix -e when the adjective precedes the noun (attributive)
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