n. A neighbor who lives downstairs.
“My donstairsike is an angel.” (NJY)
Languages of Origin
English 'downstairs' + Yiddish יק- -ik, an adjectival suffix and ־ער er, a suffix denoting one who does something
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Who Uses This
donstairsike, downstairsiker, downstairsike
'Donstairsiker' is masculine and 'donstairsike' is feminine.
See also opstairsiker.
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