shuckle

Alternative Spellings

shuckel, shokel

Definitions

  • Literally, "to shake", to sway back and forth during prayer

Example Sentences

  • "I don't shuckle--I'm not that frum."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שאָקלען shoklen 'to shake' (verbal stem is שאָקל shokl)

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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