bekitzur (beh-kee-TZOOR) listen
bekitzur (beh-KEET-tsir) listen


  • adv. "Briefly or concisely: succinctly" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "He explained the sugya to me bekitzur, but I think I should go back for more details." (Weiser)

  • "Bekitzur, it was a bit hectic, but we got it worked out in the end."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb בקיצור bekitsur, Yiddish בקיצור bekitser 'in short, briefly'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      b'kitser, b'kitzur, b'kitsur, bekitser


  • The Yiddish bekitser also has synonyms in הקיצור hakitser and אַ קיצור a kitser.

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