zitsfleysh

Alternative Spellings

zitsflaysh, zitsfleish

Definitions

  • lit. "sitting-flesh" : 'the ability to sit down for a long period fo time'

Example Sentences

  • "Well, it's 3:30 and besides my zitsfleysh is worn out. That's it for today, class dismissed." (80-year-old professor)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

זיצפֿלײש 'lit. sitting meat; posterior; (humorous) perseverance, steadiness'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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