zoykhe

Alternative Spellings

zoche, zoiche

Definitions

  • to merit

Example Sentences

  • "We should all be zoykhe to see the coming of Moshiach."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

Heb זוכה zokhé 'merit' (infinitive לזכות), Yiddish זוכה זײַן zóykhe zayn (with invariant Hebrew element) 'to merit, be worthy'

Regions

North America

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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