tzimmes

Alternative Spellings

tzimes

Definitions

  • A sweet, fruit-and-vegetable stew made usually with carrots, plums, apples, and sweet potatoes.

Example Sentences

  • "this year I decided to try my hand at making some tzimmes in my own kitchen. " (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-nosher/the-best-tzimmes-weve-ever-tasted/)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

tzimmes 'sweet fruit-and-vegetable stew'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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