"She is going to get a spanking on her toches if she doesn't start behaving."
"Don't just sit there on your tuchus, help us build the sukkah!"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Yiddish תּחת tókhes '(vulgar) buttocks', from Heb תחת tákhat 'under(neath)'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
tuchus, toches, tuchas, tukhes, tuchis, tokhes
This word originally stems from Hebrew but is more closely associated with Yiddish discourse.
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