ziser, zeesy, zeeseh, zeese
- a sweet, good person
- I love Sarah, she's such a zise!
Languages of Origin
זיס zis 'sweet,' with adjectival ending ע- -e (feminine, or plural) or ער- -er (masculine)
Who Uses This
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The adjective, usually without endings, can be used to refer to anything sweet, including food. But also figuratively: a ziseh neshomeh 'a sweet soul'
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