shicker

Pronunciations

shicker (SHIH-ker) listen

Definitions

  • adj. Tipsy/drunk.

Example Sentences

  • "She was so shikered at the bat mitzvah, it was embarrassing."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb שיכור shikór, Yiddish שיכּור shíker

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      shiker, shickered, shikur

Notes

  • also farshickered, fer shikered (from Yiddish פֿאַרשיכּורט farshikert) 'intoxicated'

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