• alcoholic beverage (typically vodka or whiskey)

Example Sentences

  • "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
  • Yiddish


  • משקה mashke 'drink'

    • Who Uses This

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      mashkie, mashki, mashky, mashkeh

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