• adv. Properly.

  • adv. By definition, definitively.

  • adj. Proper, in order.

Example Sentences

  • “The appeal letter was written kidibui, and the yeshiva received a lot of donations in response.” (Weiser)

  • “That poor bochur was meshuga kidibui and wound up in an institution.” (Weiser)

  • “If his notes were kidibui, he would have done better on his farher.” (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish


  • A כדבעי > Y כּדבעי kedeboe 'properly'

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      keedeebui, kidibuy

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