zach

Alternative Spellings

zakh

Definitions

  • matter
  • thing

Example Sentences

  • "The gantseh zach only took two hours." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiddish_words_used_in_English)
  • "I asked you to pick up the zach!"
  • "I want to help him, but the zach is that he needs to learn to take care of himself"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

זאַך zakh 'thing, matter'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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