- "almost or nearly" (Weiser)
- "He's kimat a rov."
- "After the yeshiva was built, so many frum people came in and bought houses that it's now kemat a Jewish town."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb כמעט, Yiddish כּמעט kimát
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
North America, Great Britain
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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