tsedreyt (tze-DRAYT) listen


  • adj. Mixed up, twisted, distorted, turned around.

Example Sentences

  • "It took her a moment to understand my tsemisht tsedreyt tsebrokhane Yiddish." (my confused, distorted, broken Yiddish.) (source)

  • "Not only are many of my co- workers a bissel tsedreyt, there’s one in particular who is a complete drey kop." (source)

  • "You can, quite literally, become tsedreit (it's never too late to learn some Yiddish) yourself, from all the spinning." (source)

  • "I had so much to do on Monday, I completely forgot about picking you up. I can't believe I was so tsedreyt." (Eisenberg)

  • "I can't make heads or tails out of it; it's tsedreyt." (Rosten)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • Yiddish צעדרייט tsedreyt

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      tsedreit, tsedret, tsidreht, tsidret, tsidreit, tsidreyt, zedreht, zedret, zedreit, zedreyt, tzedreht, tzedret, tzedreit, tzedreyt, tsedreht, tzidreyt, tzidreit, tzidret, tzidreht, zidreyt, zidreit, zidret, zidreht, tsedrayte, tsudreyt, tsedrayt, tsudreydelt, tzudreydelt, tsudraydelt, tzudraydelt


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