• adj. Spiteful.

  • n. Someone who is spiteful.

Example Sentences

  • “Breaking the window was a lehachisdik attempt to cost me money.” (Weiser)

  • "He’s mamash a lehachisdik. You must have nothing to do with him." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y להכעיסדיק lehakhesdik

    • Who Uses This

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


      • 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

      lehakhesdik, lehachisdike, lehakhisdike, lehakhisdik, lehachesdik, lehachesdike, lehakhesdike

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