narishkeit

Pronunciations

narishkeit (NAHR-ihsh-kayt) listen

Definitions

  • n. "A triviality." (Rosten)

  • n. "Foolishness." (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "Why would we even discuss such narishkeit?"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • נאַרישקײט nárishkayt

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      narishkayt, narishkeyt

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