tsniusdik

Alternative Spellings

tzniesdik, tsniesdik, tzniusdik

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

None

Notes

See also tsnius

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