• n. An expert.

  • adj. Proficient, adept.

Example Sentences

  • "After going through the sefer, even if you're not boki b'Shas you'll at least have a basic idea of the different topics you have covered." (source)

  • “That bochur is a bukki at getting into the kitchen after the cook leaves.” (Weiser)

  • “He's a bukki in dates of the first editions of all the major seforim.” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH בָּקִי baki > Y בקי boke

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older


      • North America


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      baki, bocki, bockee, bokee, backi, bakee, backee, boke, bocke, beki, bekiim, bekim, bucky, buki, bucki, bukki, buki


  • The plural of this noun is bekiim.

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