kedai

Alternative Spellings

keday

Definitions

  • "worth it" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "It's not kedai to drive an extra twenty miles to save 50 cents on a can of tuna."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb כדאי, Yiddish כּדאַי kedáy

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

Stress on second syllable.

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