adj. Modest, discrete, especially according to Orthodox norms of dress, comportment, and gender interaction.
"That skirt isn't tsniusdik."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Yiddish צניעותדיק tsníesdik, from Heb. צניעות tsníes 'modesty' + דיק- adjective ending
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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- Australia / New Zealand
Who Uses This
tzniesdik, tsniesdik, tzniusdik
See also tznius.
One user reports that the word can be combined with the English morphemes "-able" and "-un", creating "untsniufiable," meaning it is impossible to be made tsnius or tsniusdik, as in "That children's book had so many pictures of people in bathing suits, it was untsniufiable!"
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