• adj. Repulsive.

Example Sentences

  • “Dinner in yeshiva was miyus, so I had to go for pizza.” (Weiser)

  • "a tissue can also be put in the back of your Tallis bag, its miyus when they are left on the table or worse under a siddur or sefer that someone else will use later." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מיאוס > Y מיאוס mies

    • 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

      mius, meus

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