Alternative Spellings

fleyshik, fleishik, fleyshig, flayshig


  • "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



פֿלײשיק fleyshik

Who Uses This

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


North America


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).


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

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