- "worth it" (Weiser)
- "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
Heb כדאי, Yiddish כּדאַי kedáy
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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).
Stress on second syllable.
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