• adv. Deeply, profoundly.

  • adj. Deep, profound.

Example Sentences

  • “He insulted me tief with that remark of his.” (Weiser)

  • “His shiur is too tief to let the younger bochrim attend.” (Weiser)

  • "The hakdoma, on the metzius of yeshivish, is tief, and the other shticklach at the haschala (including a translation of Hamlet's soliloquy) are peledik." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • טיף tif

    • 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

      teef, tiefe, teefe

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