shmais

Alternative Spellings

shmays, schmais, shmeis, schmeis

Definitions

  • a Lubavitch news website: http://shmais.com/
  • Whack, wallop, smack

Example Sentences

  • On hoshana rabba you take your lulav and you give it a shmeis on the ground

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שמײַס shmays

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Rhymes with "nice."

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.