Definitions

  • n. Silliness; buffoonery.

Example Sentences

  • "That teacher doesn't put up with leytsanus."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • לצנות

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      letsanut, leitsanut, leitzanut, letsones

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