sherut

Definitions

  • Lit. "service"; specifically a shared taxi used in israeli transportation

Example Sentences

  • "You should take a sherut from the Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem."

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

שירות

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

Can also refer to 'sherut l'umi' (שירות לאומי), national service done in lieu of army service in Israel.

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