- "Truthful, genuine" (Steinmetz)
- "As a matter of fact: Genuinely" (Weiser)
- "He was known for his straightforward and 'emesdike' manner, and good middos." (https://crownheights.info/notices/629092/bde-rabbi-yaackov-boruch-gansburg-87-obm/)
- "Emesdik we want you to eat by us. We've even brought you a chair already." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
אמתדיק emesdik 'genuine', Hebrew word אמת emet (emes in Yiddish) 'true, truth' + Yiddish ־דיק -dik adjectival/adverbial suffix.
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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