zise

Definitions

  • n. A sweet, good person.

Example Sentences

  • I love Sarah, she's such a zise!

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • זיס zis 'sweet,' with adjectival ending ע- -e (feminine, or plural) or ער- -er (masculine)

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      ziser, zeesy, zeeseh, zeese

Notes

  • 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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