chashash

Alternative Spellings

choshash

Definitions

  • "A fear, a danger" (Glinert), a worry

Example Sentences

  • "Of course, if you take a Friday flight, there's always a chashash that you'll be stranded somewhere on Shabbat." (Glinert)
  • "One of the hiddurim it discusses is that the strings are 'ללא חשש 'פורגן, without a chashash (fear) of 'פורגן.'" (https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/78093/what-is-%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%9F-why-should-there-be-a-chashash)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

חשש chashash '(a) worry'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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