• n. A smart aleck.

Example Sentences

  • “That mechutzaf insulted his parents, his Rebbeim, and me.” (Weiser)

  • "He was standing in shul iPhone to his ear arguing loudly with someone on the other end of the line. About…… Sports! I walked over to the mechutzaf grabbed his iPhone and send it smashing to the ground." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מחוצף > Y מחוצף mekhutsef

    • 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

      mekhutzaf, mechutsaf, mekhutsaf

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