Alternative Spellings

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


  • "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)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish


Heb בקיצור bekitsúr, Yiddish בקיצור bekítser '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


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).


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

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