• n. A delicious taste.

Example Sentences

  • "When Proust bites into the madeleine in À la recherche du temps perdu, it’s a tam gan eydn." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y טעם־גן־עדן tam-gan-eydn, lit. 'taste of Gan Eden'

    • 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

      tam gan eyden, tam gan eiden, tam gan eidn, tam gan aydn, tam gan ayden


  • See also tam.

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