Definitions

  • adj. Delicious, delightful.

Example Sentences

  • "The food was geshmak."

  • "He's a geshmakteh mensch!" -Jackie Mason

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • געשמאַק

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      geshmahk, geschmak, geschmack

Notes

  • Sometimes when preceding a noun, this adjective can be geshmakteh / geshmakte / geshmakta

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