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Shpitz

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  • Started 1 year ago by blackhatwannabe
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  1. What does it mean to be "shpitz" for a guy? What does the term "shpitz yeshivish" mean?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    thanks

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. sam4321
    Member

    tip,or top of ,like shpitz yeshivish = very yeshivish. Hard to explain but means top of the line.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. interjection
    in·ter·jec·tion noun 1. an abrupt remark, made esp. as an aside or interruption

    it means cool. usually that he spends all day in the bais but dresses to the nines.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    I second sam
    Shpitz means to the utmost extent an embodiment of the thing totally it.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. Curiosity
    Not a cat person

    I always suspected it comes from the Hebrew word "Shpeetz" - meaning the sharp corner point of a needle or blade. The apex, if you will.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. @Curiosity - that isn't a Hebrew word, it's a German/Yiddish word.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. Shopping613
    The Awarder, President, and founder of SUC (Single Username Certificates). Contact me to join. Pretty please with all the toppings on top

    Are you sure you don't mean spetz? Its to know a lot of something ussually perfectly....

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  9. Toi
    beware the cleats

    shpitz is a yiidish word. it means the point, as in the point of a nail. shpitzy means pointy; in yiddish its shpitzig. it is used in the vernacular to mean the pinnacle of something. so shpitz yeshivish means the pinnacle of yeshivish. but its not reall the teich. i heard a RY make a machaah on "shpitzig' shich", the ones commonly worn by yeshiva bochurim.

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  10. Curiosity
    Not a cat person

    I guess that's why I couldn't find it in the Hebrew-English dictionary I was using.. It's made its way into modern Hebrew so seamlessly that I honestly thought it had Hebrew roots. It's surely listed in newer Hebrew dictionaries.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. The_Cool_Jew
    '=Moishy'

    Shpitz = typical

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. YehudahTzvi
    Descendant of Aminodov

    Shpitz in German means a high point like the top of a mountain. I know this because it is my family name.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. equeen
    Member

    OK...so can someone tell me why a SHPITZEL is called a SHPITZEL As in the ultra orthodox holier than thou head covering?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. YehudahTzvi
    Descendant of Aminodov

    Again, probably because it's on top (high point) of the head.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. Toi
    beware the cleats

    maybe cuz its pointy like a football.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. smartcookie
    Member

    A shpitzel covers the whole head- with not Sheitel underneath.

    A hat is supposed to cover a big part of the sheitel- so only the front and back should be seen. The style now- where the hat barely lies on top of the head, defeats the purpose of wearing one.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. uneeq
    Ironically, redundant subtitles can be redundantly ironic.

    In Chevron Yeshiva, they call the top notch learners, "shpitz". This usually amounts to like 3-5 guys out of 1200 students.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. Showjoe
    Member

    shpitz means (i think) the epitome

    Posted 1 year ago #

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