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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 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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