Alternative Spellings

mefonek, mephanek, mephonek, mefaneyk, mefoneyk, mephaneyk, mephoneyk, mefanayk, mefonayk, mephanayk, mephonayk, mefunak


  • luxurious, elaborate, pampering
  • being particularly concerned about cleanliness, appearance, and the way things are prepared: finicky, spoiled.

Example Sentences

  • I'm trying to bake the best, most mefunak kind of cake possible.
  • It doesn't pay to be so mefunak if you have to live in a dorm (Weiser).

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there




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

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