shtarker

Alternative Spellings

schtarker

Definitions

  • a man of great strength
  • a strong, stout fellow

Example Sentences

  • "It's high time for a Jewish innovations catalog, and I have just the one: 'The Shtarker Image.'" (thejewishweek.com)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שטאַרק shtark 'strong,' declined for masculine, שטאַרקער shtarker

Who Uses This

Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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