shuckle

Definitions

  • v. 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      shuckel, shokel

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