Definitions

  • adj. "Pertinent, relevant" (Steinmetz).

  • adj. "1. Capable of being true or believable: Conceivable. / 2. Capable of being done: Surmountable / 3. Practical, reasonable, or possible: Feasible." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "She redt me a random shidduch, I told her it's not shayich to me."

  • "It's not shayach that someone can jump over that hurdle." (Weiser).

  • "This puzzle is so hard, it's not shayach." (Weiser).

  • "I tried to find time to learn with him, but it wasn't shayach." (Weiser).

  • "I told her it's not shayekh, though I'd really like to meet her, call me back on Tu BiShvat when I'm out of the freezer!" (source)

  • "Was there ever a havamina (hava amina) that the shidduch was shayach? Or that he'd become a chosson?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • From Aramaic שוך shukh, connect (Weiser); Yiddish שײך shayekh.

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      shayich, shayech, shayakh, shayekh, shayikh, shaiach, shaiech, shaiakh, shaiekh, sheiach, sheiech, sheiakh, sheiekh

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