• v. To acknowledge, come clean.

  • v. To confess.

  • v. To concede.

Example Sentences

  • “The bochur was moide that he was hiding a TV in his room.” (Weiser)

  • “Once the yeshiva had found out, the bochur was moide that he was attending college at night.” (Weiser)

  • “Seeing the results, he had to be moide that he was guilty of bad judgment.” (Weiser)

  • "Reb Moshe is moide if there is mechizos than you can make a Eruv. And the rabbonim verified that indeed there is shalosh mechizos." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מודה זײַן moyde zayn

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • 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

      to be moyde

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