gezinta (geh-ZIHN-tuh) listen


  • adj. Healthy.

  • n. A healthy girl.

  • n. A sexy lady.

  • adj. Well and firmly constructed.

Example Sentences

  • She was a nice gezinta girl!

  • "my father ... said it was truly a gezinta shtreimel—a great hat—and that we had better put it away somewhere safe." (Hush, by Eishes Chayil, Walker 2010)

  • "May you be a gezinta Mama with asach yiddish nachas" (source)

  • "So what is a “gezinta”, I hear you ask? It’s a Yiddish word meaning a big healthy girl, a sexy lady." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • געזונט gezúnt/gezínt 'healthy,' with feminine ע- -e ending

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      gezinteh, gezunte, gezinte, gezinteh, gezintah

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