reid

Alternative Spellings

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

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." (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

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).

Notes

Used in the Journeys song Yeshivishe Reid.

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