n. "Troubles, woes, worries, suffering." (Rosten)
"This project has been nothing but tsorris."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb צרות tsarót, Yiddish tsóres (plural of צרה tsará/tsóre)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
tzoraas, tsarot, tsuriss, tsuris, tsures, tzores
This word originally stems from Hebrew, but is more closely associated with Yiddish discourse.
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