Definitions

  • v. "To pledge a donation." (Steinmetz).

Example Sentences

  • He schnodered chai on Shabbos.

  • "I shnodered fifty dollars at yizkor" (Steinmetz).

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish שנדרן 'shnodern,' from Hebrew שנדר 'shenadar,' "that he pledged/vowed."

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      shnoder

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