• n. A translation.

  • n. An explanation.

  • v. To translate.

  • v. ('taitsh up') To interpret, explain.

Example Sentences

  • “Don't ask me all the time; find the taitsh in a dictionary.” (Weiser)

  • “If you're wondering why he's so happy, the taitsh is he just won $15,000 in the lottery.” (Weiser)

  • “Try to taitsh this word by its context.” (Weiser)

  • “I'm having a hard time trying to taitsh up his odd behavior.” (Weiser)

  • "When you eat, you always have a breira to sit upright or recumbent (like the Artscroll says), but you're not yoitzeh by the seder unless you're mamash kim'at touching the chair to your left (and anyway, how do you taitsh up the whole din cheirus that's chal by heseiba vibalt lemaiseh we hold akati avdei Achashveirosh anan)?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • טײַטש taytsh

    • 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

      taich, taitsch, teitsh, teich, teitsch, taytsh, taych, taytsch, taitsh up, taich up, taitsch up, teitsh up, teich up, teitsch up, taytsh up, taych up, taytsch up, teitch, teitsch

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