loshn

Pronunciations

loshn (LOH-shen) listen
loshn (LAH-shen) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      lashon, loshen

Notes

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

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