azoyns un azelkhes


azoyns un azelkhes (ah-ZOYNS uun ah-ZEL-khes) listen


  • n. Something very special, exquisite.

Example Sentences

  • "And Yente the matchmaker talks of marriage candidates who are 'azoyns un azelekhes,' which literally means 'such and such' but is a particular expression for something special and out of this world." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • אַזױנס און אַזעלכעס azoyns un azelkhes, lit. 'such and such'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      azoyns un azelches, azoins un azelkhes, azoins un azelches, azoyns un azelkhes, azoyns un azelches, azoins un azelches, azoins un azelkhes, azoyns un azelekhes, azoyns un azeleches, azoins un azeleches, azoins un azelekhes

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