chametzdik

Pronunciations

chametzdik (KHUH-mets-dik)
chometzdik (KHO-mets-dik)

Definitions

  • adj. Containing or contaminated with chametz (and therefore unfit to be used or eaten by observant Jews on Pesach).

Example Sentences

  • "Those cookies look too good to be made with matzah meal. They must be hametzdik." (Eisenberg & Scolnic)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • חמצדיק khometzdik

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

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

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      chometzdik, chumetzdik, hametzdik, hometzdik, humetzdik

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