• v. To become involved, join.

  • v. (Usually followed by 'in') To chip in for.

Example Sentences

  • “I've been mishtatef in a chabura, but I've never said one.” (Weiser)

  • “I was mishtatef in the party, but I didn't go.” (Weiser)

  • "Privileged to be mishtatef b'simchas sheva bruchas with the Linsk and Vyalapol kehillahs. A Flatbush-Boro Park simcha!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y משתּתּף זײַן mishtatef 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).

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