milchig

Alternative Spellings

milkhig, milkhik

Definitions

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

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

מילכיק milkhik

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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).

Notes

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

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