• n. Request, favor.

Example Sentences

  • “He made a bakosha for everyone to stay quiet while he said his vort.” (Weiser)

  • "A special bakosha from the oilem to be nice, because we don't get such nice, interesting "yeshivishe" Lubavitchers every day, and we don't want to scare him away!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y בקשה bakoshe

    • Who Uses This

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


      • 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

      bakoshe, bakoshah, bakosheh

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