Definitions

  • n. Underpants, underwear.

Example Sentences

  • "Stop leaving your gatkes on the floor after you do the laundry!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • גאטקעס gatkes 'underpants'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      gatchkes, gatshkes

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