• adv. "In summary; in other words: restated" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "I tried to find a heter, but, akitzur, no, there's no way we can go during the Three Weeks." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb. קיצור / קִצּוּר kitsur 'sumary' > Yid. אַ קיצור a kitzer 'in short, in a word'

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      akitsur, akitzer, akitser

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