• v. To reprimand.

  • v. To demand (payment from).

  • n. A sweet poppy seed mixture used to fill hamentashen.

Example Sentences

  • “The Mashgiach munned him for coming late to seder, and he demanded an explanation.” (Weiser)

  • “I would rather pay him back before he has a chance to mun the $5.00 from me.” (Weiser)

  • "Mun, sometimes spelled mohn, is the Yiddish word for sweet poppy-seed jam." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • מאָנען monen

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      mon, mohn, muhn, toveia, toveya, tovaya

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