reid

Definitions

  • 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.

Example Sentences

  • "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." (source)

  • "The reid around the Beis Medrash is that Rebbe is starting his own yeshiva." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • 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)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      rayd, reyd, raid, rehd, redd, red, redt

Notes

  • Used in the Journeys song Yeshivishe Reid.

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