emesdik (EHM-es-dihk) listen


  • adj. Truthful, genuine.

  • adv. As a matter of face; genuinely.

Example Sentences

  • "He was known for his straightforward and 'emesdike' manner, and good middos." (source)

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


      • North America
      • Great Britain


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      emesdic, emesdick

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