• v. To be noticeable.

  • v. To be evident.

  • v. To be consequential.

Example Sentences

  • “The damage wasn't even nikar, so I didn't report it to the insurance company.” (Weiser)

  • “His midos are nikar in the way he deals with others.” (Weiser)

  • “His mistake in the numbers was nikar, and the Menahel had some time explaining the discrepancy.” (Weiser)

  • "The Mechaber writes that the taste of the juice or additives have to be nikar – detectable." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH ניכּר > Y ניכּר niker

    • 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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