milchig (MIHL-chig) listen


  • n. "...Food in the "dairy" category, according to the Jewish dietary laws...also refers to the utensils and dishes used for cooking, eating, and serving milk products." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "It's a milchig restaurant."

  • "Don't eat milchigs right after you eat meat!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • מילכיק milkhik

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      milkhik, milkhig, milchic, milkhic, milchik


  • Alternatively milkhedik.

    Milchig is usually used to describe dishes or restaurants, while food is described as 'milchigs' (מילכיקס).

    See also fleishig, parve, and chalavi.

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