• n. A place, location.

  • n. Societal position, place.

  • n. Rational basis, grounds.

Example Sentences

  • “This is not a good makom to keep your radio. The Mashgiach will find it in a minute.” (Weiser)

  • “That little kid who tried to give me musar had better learn his makom.” (Weiser)

  • “You were caught, and you have no makom to complain about the knas.” (Weiser)

  • "After all, the Rabbis teach, “exile yourself to a place of Torah” (Avot 4:14), recognizing that our tradition is a makom, a place and space where we can actually go." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מקום > Y מקום mokem

    • 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

      mokem, mokom, mokum


  • Plural mekoimos/mekoymos.

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