mieskeit

Alternative Spellings

messkayt, meeskeit, mieskayt, miskeit

Definitions

  • ugliness
  • someone/something ugly

Example Sentences

  • She is such a miskeit.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

מיאוסקײט míeskayt, from מיאוס míes 'ugly' (Heb מיאוס meús 'revulsion')

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

pronounced mees-keit, opposite of shayna punim

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