vort

Definitions

  • a short lesson derived from the Torah; an engagement party, named after the short speech usually delivered in honor of the couple

Example Sentences

  • "Will you be coming to Ahuva and Zack's vort?" "Can you give a quick vort at dinner tonight?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

װאָרט 'word'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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