• v. To despair.

Example Sentences

  • “I was meyayesh from finding someone who could explain this Tosfos to me.” (Weiser)

  • "However, Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector ruled that he must return it because a married woman cannot be meyayesh on something that belongs to her husband." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מיאש זײַן meyaesh zayn

    • 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

      to be meyaesh


  • “Often refers specifically to despair of finding that which has been lost.” (Weiser)

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