geshikt

Definitions

  • talented (especially in domains other than learning) and trusted to accomplish a task

Example Sentences

  • "She is a very special, dynamic, vivacious and geshikt young lady!" (https://betweencarpools.com/the-story-of-one-mom-parenting-my-daughter-from-7000-miles-away/)
  • "Hardly the geshikt balabusta, I whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies while my husband ran to the dollar store to buy whatever baskets and cellophane they had left." (https://jewishecho.com/musings/the-real-purim-spirit/)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • Etymology

    • געשיקט 'skillful, dextrous' (past participle of שיקן shikn 'to send')
      • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
      • Regions

      • North America
      • Notes

        • Especially used to describe women. See also balaboosta.

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