- a man of great strength
- a strong, stout fellow
- "It's high time for a Jewish innovations catalog, and I have just the one: 'The Shtarker Image.'" (thejewishweek.com)
Languages of Origin
שטאַרק shtark 'strong,' declined for masculine, שטאַרקער shtarker
Who Uses This
Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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