brisket (BRIS-kit) listen


  • n. "An economical, grainy cut of beef that is prepared similar to a pot roast, slow-cooked at a low temperature." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "I see lots of jewish brisket recipes which look identical to regular brisket recipes except with kosher adjustments, but I dont see what my safta describes." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).


  • "[Brisket is] an ideal choice for Shabbat meals because a cook can leave it to simmer for hours without breaking the laws of melakhah. Along with roasted chicken, beef brisket is a traditional choice for Shabbat and Jewish holidays meals." (JPS)

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