v. Refer someone for a marriage match; pronounce a match.
n. Speech, talk.
n. "Unofficial information spread through the grapevine" (Weiser), especially information related to Talmud study.
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'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
rayd, reyd, raid, rehd, redd, red, redt
Used in the Journeys song Yeshivishe Reid.
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