narishkeit

Alternative Spellings

narishkayt, narishkeyt

Definitions

  • "1. Foolishness 2. A triviality" (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "Why would we even discuss such narishkeit?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

נאַרישקײט nárishkayt

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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