• n. A minority.

Example Sentences

  • “Only the miyut of bochrim who can stand it look forward to lunch in yeshiva.” (Weiser)

  • "Why are men going to the mikvah naked altogether? Just wear a bathing suit. The water goes through the suit and you can loosen the string in the water. And even if you do not, it is a miyut and therefore not a chatzizah m'doraysa." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מיעוט > Y מיעוט miet

    • 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

      miet, miut


  • Plural miyutim.

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