Fleishik (FLEY-shihk) listen
fleishig (FLEY-shihg) listen
fleishig (FLAY-shihg) listen


  • adj. "The general term for food in the meat category, according to the Jewish dietary laws." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Be sure to eat the milchig food before the fleishig and not after."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • פֿלײשיק fleyshik

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      fleyshic, flaishic, flaishig, flaishik, fleishic, fleyshik, fleishik, fleyshig, flayshig


  • Alternatively fleyshedik.

    The general term for the category of fleishig foods is "fleishigs" (פֿלײשיקס).

    See also milchig, parve, and basari.

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