shluffy

Alternative Spellings

shloffy, shlufy, shlofy

Definitions

  • [to go] to sleep (child-directed speech)

Example Sentences

  • "Dovid, it's time to go shluffy."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, English

Etymology

Yiddish שלאָפֿן shlofn 'to sleep' (שלאָפֿן גײן shlofn geyn 'to go to sleep') (verbal stem is שלאָף shlof), with English -y suffix

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

Exclusively used with children

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