shecht

Alternative Spellings

schecht, shecht, shekht

Definitions

  • to slaughter meat according to the rituals of kashrut

Example Sentences

  • "I still can't believe he shechts his own chickens." Thanksgiving Invitation: "Come schecht the vegan tofu turkey! Thursday, 5:00 p.m. on!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

שעכטן shekhtn 'to slaughter' (verbal stem is שעכט shekht); from Heb root ש-ח-ט 'slaughter'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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