nafke mine

Alternative Spellings

nafka minah, nafka mina

Definitions

  • practical difference

Example Sentences

  • "So we could get on the Parkway or on the Turnpike--what's the nafke mine?"

Languages of Origin

Aramaic, Yiddish

Etymology

Aramaic נפקא מינה nafka mina 'lit. emerges from it', Yiddish נפֿקא־מינה náfkemine 'difference'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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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