Adj. Religiously intense.
"Mike went to Israel and got really shtark."
"Would it better or worse than if he shtarked out and became one of the crazies throwing stones at women in Mea Shearim?" (source)
Languages of Origin
שטאַרק shtark 'strong'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
Generally used in reference to someone more religious than the speaker.
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