• interj. It shouldn't happen.

Example Sentences

  • "I heard the company might go bankrupt." "Nisht do gedacht!"

  • "Severe, even debilitating illness (nisht gedacht)." (source)

  • "We should never know from such things, oif keyner nisht gedacht." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • Yiddish נישטאָ געדאַכט, nishto gedakht, from contraction of נישט nisht ("not", often pronounced nit) and דאָ do ("here") and the past participle געדאַכט gedakht.

    • Who Uses This

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


      • Great Britain


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Nit du gedakht, Nitu gedakht, Nito gedakht, Nit do gedakht, Nit du gedacht, Nitu gedacht, Nito gedacht, Nit do gedacht, Nisht du gedakht, Nishtu gedakht, Nishto gedakht, Nisht do gedakht, Nisht du gedacht, Nishtu gedacht, Nishto gedacht, Nisht gedacht, Nisht gedakht, Nit gedacht, Nit gedakht

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