• n. A bother, cause of annoyance.

  • n. Pains, effort.

Example Sentences

  • “It's too big a tircha to file all these papers; just drop them in a box.” (Weiser)

  • "But can you show me somewhere where it says you can just eliminate a part of davening because of tircha?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH טירחא > Y טירחה tirkhe

    • 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

      tirkha, tirche, tirkhe, tirchah, tirkhah

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