n. A community.
n. A multitude.
n. A lot, a ton.
pro. (the velt) Everyone.
“The yeshiva velt frowns on going to college.” (Weiser)
“A velt of people came to the Siyum HaShas at Madison Square Garden.” (Weiser)
“There's a velt of reading to do before I'm ready for the test.” (Weiser)
“The velt decided to chip in for one chassuna present.” (Weiser)
"My conclusion is that demanding a fedora and jacket because it is the most respectful of attire, and less than that is “a step down” , lies in direct contradiction to what is actually practiced in the veldt." (source)
Languages of Origin
װעלט velt 'world'
- 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).
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