• n. A longing.

Example Sentences

  • “I have a tshuka for ice cream on a hot day like today.” (Weiser)

  • "From the letter I understood that father had a tshuka, a desire to be together with the Rebbe..." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH תשוקה > Y תּשוקה tshuke

    • 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

      chuka, tshukah, chukah

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