• n. A mixed-up, confused, crazy person.

Example Sentences

  • “Poor man, he’s a hopeless tsedreyter.” (NJY)

  • “Who can believe her? She’s a tsedreyte.” (NJY)

  • "So all right. So you don't have sunflower seeds. So this big tsedreyter forgot to tell you I vas coming." (No Sin Unpunished by John Farris)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • צעדרײטער tsedreyter

    • 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

      tzudreyter, tsudrayter, tzudrayter, tsedreyter, tzedreyter, tsedrayter, tzedrayter, tsedreyte, tsedrayte, tzedreyte, tzedrzyte, tzudreyte, tsudreyte, tsudrayte, tzudrayte, tzudraiter, tsudraiter, tzedraiter, tsedraiter, tzudreiter, tsudreiter, tzedreiter, tsedreiter, tsedreite, tzedreite, tsudreitee, tzudreite, tsedraite, tzedraite, tzudraite, tsudraite, tsudreyter


  • Masculine: tsedreyter.
    Feminine: tsedreyte.

    See also tsedreyt.

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