vort

Pronunciations

vort (VORT)

Definitions

  • n. 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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