tsemisht

Alternative Spellings

tsimished, tsemished, tsimisht

Definitions

  • mixed-up, confused

Example Sentences

  • "My bobeh spoke it beautifully; but me, I am tsemisht." (http://jewishwebindex.com/Yiddish%20Sayings.htm)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

צעמישט

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

See also farmisht. In Yiddish, this has the connotation of the confusion happening in an intense and sudden way (because of the tse-).

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