yontefdik

Definitions

  • adj. Festive; related to or appropriate for a holiday.

Example Sentences

  • "You're going to wear that? It's not really yontefdik."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • יום־טובֿדיק yontefdik/yontevdik 'festive', from יום־טובֿ yontef/yontev 'holiday'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      yontevdik

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