loshn

Alternative Spellings

lashon, loshen

Definitions

  • language; jargon

Example Sentences

  • "...he gave a long elaborate explanation; I don't remember the loshn exactly."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb לשון lashón 'tongue; language', Yiddish lóshn

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

Can be pronounced "loshn" (to rhyme with "Prussian"), or "la-SHONE"

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