tsu got un tsu layt


  • adj. Perfect in every way; upright, proper, respectable.

Example Sentences

  • "Our family was, as the saying goes 'tsu got un tsu layt' [Tr. Note: Honest, decent, and god–fearing]." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • צו גאָט און צו לײַט tsu got un tsu layt, 'acting properly toward all', lit. 'to God and to people'

    • 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

      tzu got un tzu layt, tsu got un tsu lait, tzu got un tzu lait, tsu got un tsu leit, tzu got un tzu leit, tsu got un tsu leyt, tzu got un tzu leyt, tsu gut un tsu layt, tzu gut un tzu layt, tsu gut un tsu lait, tzu gut un tzu lait, tsu gut un tsu leit, tzu gut un tzu leit, tsu gut un tsu leyt, tzu gut un tzu leyt


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