• adv. All of a sudden; suddenly.

Example Sentences

  • “We were discussing the concert when, in mitn drinen, he starts to criticize the president!” (NJY)

  • "Like Lenny, Gerry stops in the middle —
    in mitn drinen, they would say —
    to tell stories and to follow tangents" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • אין מיטן דערינען in mitn derinen

    • Who Uses This

      • 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[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      in mitn derinnen, in mitn derinen, in mitn drinnen, in mitten drinen, in mitten drinnen, in mitten derinnen, in mitten derinen, mit in drinnen


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