schug

Definitions

  • "A Middle Eastern spicy sauce made from fresh hot peppers seasoned with coriander, garlic, and various spices" (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/zhug#English)

Example Sentences

  • "I ate so much schug at dinner last night--my tongue was on fire!"

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Arabic

Etymology

  • Hebrew סחוג or Arabic سحوق
    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      zhug, skhug

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