alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey)
"The farbrengen last week was a disaster--we ran out of mashkeh by 9:00 PM."
"Let's first get out a little mashkeh and drink a lechayim--and then get down to business." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
משקה mashke 'drink'
- Chabad: Jews affiliated with the Chabad Lubavitch movement
- Australia / New Zealand
- South Africa
- Great Britain
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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