geshmak

Alternative Spellings

geshmahk, geschmak, geschmack

Definitions

  • delicious, delightful

Example Sentences

  • "The food was geshmak."
  • "He's a geshmakteh mensch!" -Jackie Mason

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

געשמאַק

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

Sometimes when preceding a noun, this adjective can be geshmakteh / geshmakte / geshmakta

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