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Alternative Spellings

tzniesdik, tsniesdik, tzniusdik


  • 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


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)


North America




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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