• v. To be accustomed.

  • v. Faithfully or traditionally bound, though not religiously mandated.

  • v. To behave.

Example Sentences

  • “I'm noiheg to sleep with the windows open, even in the winter.” (Weiser)

  • “I'm noiheg to eat fish every Shabbos.” (Weiser)

  • “If you're noiheg in a good way, mimeila people will think well of you.” (Weiser)

  • "Both of these gedoilim are noiheg with the midda of perishus and have virtually no hano’oh from oilam hazeh, so i personally would be scared to start with them." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y נוהג זײַן noyeg 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 noyheg, to be noiheg, to be noyheg

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