tsniusdik

Pronunciations

tsniusdik (TSNEE-us-dihk) listen

Definitions

  • adj. Modest, discrete, especially according to Orthodox norms of dress, comportment, and gender interaction.

Example Sentences

  • "That skirt isn't tsniusdik."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish צניעותדיק tsníesdik, from Heb. צניעות tsníes 'modesty' + דיק- adjective ending

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      tzniesdik, tsniesdik, tzniusdik

Notes

  • 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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