yeshivish

Definitions

  • Litvish; Lithuanian; associated with the rationalistic Lithuanian tradition; associated with non-Hasidic Black Hat communities

Example Sentences

  • "He comes from a yeshivish family."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

ישיבֿה yeshive + יש- -ish adjective ending ("yeshivish" is itself not a Yiddish word)

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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