shicker

Alternative Spellings

shikur, shickered, shiker

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

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

Notes

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

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