zitsfleysh

Pronunciations

zitsfleysh (ZITS-fleysh)

Definitions

  • n. "Sitting-flesh" : 'the ability to sit down for a long period of 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      zitsflaysh, zitsfleish

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