beys hakise

Alternative Spellings

beit kise, bet kise, beis kiseh, beys kiseh, beis kise, beys kise, beit hakiseh, bet hakiseh, beit hakise, bet hakise, beis hakiseh, beys hakiseh, beis hakise, bet kiseh, beit kiseh

Definitions

  • bathroom

Example Sentences

  • "Loyfn zolstu in beys-hakise yede dray minut oder yede dray khadoshim" [May you need to run to the bathroom every three minutes or every three months!] (https://www.yiddishwit.com/gallery/toilet.html).
  • "Make sure everyone goes to the beit kiseh before the pe'ulah!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Hebrew בית הכסא, 'bet hakise,' lit. house/place of the chair. Yiddish בית־הכּסא 'beys hakise.'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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