• n. Dignity.

  • adj. Proud, conceited.

Example Sentences

  • “If you maintain a little shtoltz, people will take you more seriously.” (Weiser)

  • "That isn’t shtoltz, it’s a boundary that has a clear purpose." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • שטאָלץ shtolts

    • 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

      shtolts, shtultz, shtults


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