gebrokts

Alternative Spellings

gebrukts, gebrucks, gebrochts, gebrots, gebruchts, gebrukhts, gebrokhts

Definitions

  • (2) People who hold by the stringency against eating wetted matzah.
  • (1) Matzah that is mixed with liquid during cooking; avoided by scrupulously observant because of the possibility that unbaked flour in the matzah could be exposed to the liquid and thereby become chametz, forbidden during Passover.

Example Sentences

  • My mother never served matzah balls at Pesach -- they're gebrokts.
  • I only make matzah brei after Pesach -- we're gebrokts.

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

געבראָכטס 'broken,' for the pieces into which matzah is broken for use in cooking with liquid.

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

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