schnoder

Alternative Spellings

shnoder

Definitions

  • "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 Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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