tsvuak

Alternative Spellings

tzvuak

Definitions

  • hypocrite

Example Sentences

  • "Never mind the chutzpah, Netanyahu is being a “tsvuak” (hypocrite) of the highest order."(https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20140618-netanyahu-should-look-at-his-own-record-the-schmuck/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish צבֿעק 'hypocrite' from Hebrew צבוע ‘hypocrite; hypocritical’ with Slavic depreciative suffix -ak.

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Stress falls on the last syllable.

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