frum

Alternative Spellings

frim

Definitions

  • religious; observant; Orthodox

Example Sentences

  • "First I went to college, then I spent some time in Israel, where I became frum. Now I daven with the Orthodox and eat kosher meat only, which is really expensive." (student)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿרום frum

Who Uses This

Religious

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Rosten, Yiddish, JPS, Weiser, Steinmetz

Notes

The vowel generally has the sound of the "u" in "put." However, in some areas of Eastern Europe, the "u" vowel became a short "i", as in the English word "rim". ("Miter" for "muter" 'mother' and "piter" for "puter" 'butter' are other examples.)

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