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

Example Sentences

  • “A tsedudlter said that if he found a million dollars in the street, he would keep it—unless, of course, he discovered that it belong to some poor man, in which case he would return it at once.” (NJY)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • perhaps צעדולטער tsudulter

    • 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]).

      Alternative Spellings

      tsedoodelter, tsedoodelte, tsedudlte, tsududlter, tsududlte, tzududlter, tzududlte, tsudulter, tsudulte, tzudulte, tzudulter, tsedulter, tsedulte, tzedulter, tzedulte, tzedoodelter, tzedoodelte, tzudoodelter, tzudoodelte, tsudoodelte


  • Masculine: tsedudlter.
    Feminine: tsedudlte.

    See also tsedudlt.

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