• v. To be willing.

  • v. To agree, concur.

  • v. To consent.

  • v. To reach an agreement, concede.

Example Sentences

  • “If you're maskim to help me, we could finish before mincha.” (Weiser)

  • “Everyone is maskim that he has kishroinos, but no one can decide how he should use his potential.” (Weiser)

  • “I can't leave town overnight unless the Mashgiach is maskim." (Weiser)

  • “After we argued for a while, my chavrusa was maskim that I was right.” (Weiser)

  • "I didn’t read it. What did he say? Maybe I won’t be maskim? I happen to be maskim that our haskamos are important based on the important life/halacha questions that is often posed to the coffeeroom sages." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מסכּים זײַן maskem zayn

    • 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).

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