• v. To annoy, bother, trouble.

Example Sentences

  • “If I didn't have back trouble, I wouldn't be matriach you to help me.” (Weiser)

  • "Not wanting to be matriach anyone, he chose to go elsewhere and find an amud." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מטריח זײַן matriekh zayn

    • Who Uses This

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


      • 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

      to be matriakh

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