yotsei, yotse, yoitzei, yoytse, yotze, yoitzeh, yoitze
- released from a religious obligation by dint of completion or fulfillment; "to have done what's required" (Glinert)
- (with the helping verb "to be," and an object where required) to fulfill, as a mitzvah or some figurative obligation
- Are you yotzei?
- "If I had to go out in the middle of the shofar blowing -- am I yotse?" (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Yiddish יוצא זײַן yoytse zayn, a periphrastic verb ("yoytse" + to be), Hebrew verb יוצא yotsé (Ashkenazi Hebrew: yóytse) 'leaves, emerges from'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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