v. [To go] to sleep (child-directed speech).
"Dovid, it's time to go shluffy."
Languages of Origin
Yiddish שלאָפֿן shlofn 'to sleep' (שלאָפֿן גײן shlofn geyn 'to go to sleep') (verbal stem is שלאָף shlof), with English -y suffix
- 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
- North America
- Great Britain
- Australia / New Zealand
- 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).
Who Uses This
shloffy, shlufy, shlofy
Exclusively used with children
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