n. An object of importance.
“Can I borrow your cheftza so I can hear this tape?” (Weiser)
“This tape recorder has more switches than I can figure out how to use. It's a real cheftza (really something).” (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
TH חפץ > Y חפֿץ kheyfets
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
kheftza, cheftsa, kheftsa, cheftze, kheftze, cheftse, kheftse
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