answer up

Definitions

  • counter, retort

Example Sentences

  • "You never really answered up the Rambam according to your view - you just say that he holds of hashgaha kelalit." (http://yeranenyaakov.blogspot.com/2011/08/irene-reasons-given.html)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, English

Etymology

אָפּענטפֿערן ópentfern 'to retort' (verbal stem is ענטפֿער אָפּ entfer op)

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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