kedai

Pronunciations

kedai (kih-DIE)

Definitions

  • adv. "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).

      Alternative Spellings

      keday

Notes

  • Stress on second syllable.

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