azoi shtayt

Pronunciations

azoi shtayt (a-ZOI shtayt) listen

Definitions

  • Declaration that the foregoing is stated with authority; "It is so written"

Example Sentences

  • How do I know that that you can turn left on red from a one-way street to a one-way street in Philadelphia? Azoi shtayt.

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Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish, adopted as Yeshivish - אזוי שטײט

    • Who Uses This

      • Other (please describe in Notes section)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

Notes

  • The construct is used chiefly in Litvishe yeshivahs. The chassidishe variant is more likely to be reversed, i.e. "shtayt azoi."

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