yontefdik

Alternative Spellings

yontevdik

Definitions

  • 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).

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