• adj. Superior, excellent.

  • adj. Sizable, large.

  • interj. Great! Excellent!

Example Sentences

  • “Our shiur is very lucky to have such a riezig Rebbe.” (Weiser)

  • “A riezige crowd shows up daily for the Daf Yomi.” (Weiser)

  • "Riezig, mamesh, and positively moiredik." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • ריזיק rizik

    • 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

      riezige, rayzig, rayzige, reezig, reezige, raizig, raizige, reyzig, reyzige

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