• n. A jewel; jewelry.

  • n. A child prodigy.

  • n. A brat.

Example Sentences

  • "Your child will grow into a scholar, a takhshit" (source)

  • "Plenty of people here in Brooklyn do wear gold watches on shabbat, since it is understood that such watches function like a takhshit and not for purely functional reasons, which would be assur." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y תּכשיט takhshet, lit. 'jewel'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings


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