rayd, reyd, raid, rehd, redd, red, redt
- n. "unofficial information spread through the grapevine" (Weiser), especially information related to Talmud study
- v. refer someone for a marriage match; pronounce a match
- n. speech, talk
- "She was redt to me for my oldest son."
- "I've been told that when you want to redd a shidduch, you should/must check with the boy's side first." (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/redding-a-shidduch-1)
- "The reid around the Beis Medrash is that Rebbe is starting his own yeshiva." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
from רעדן redn 'speak' (verbal stem is רעד red, past participle גערעדט geredt; when used with discussion of shidduchim/matches, it comes from the idiom רעדן אַ שידוך redn a shidekh 'propose a match'; רײד reyd 'speech'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Used in the Journeys song Yeshivishe Reid.
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