adv. "Almost or nearly." (Weiser)
"He's kimat a rov."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb כמעט, Yiddish כּמעט kimát
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Great Britain
- North America
- 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).
Who Uses This
Stress on second syllable.
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