Shpitz

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  • #604856

    blackhatwannabe
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    What does it mean to be “shpitz” for a guy? What does the term “shpitz yeshivish” mean?

  • #896660

    WIY
    Member

    thanks

  • #896661

    sam4321
    Member

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

  • #896662

    interjection
    Member

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

  • #896663

    WIY
    Member

    I second sam

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

  • #896664

    Curiosity
    Member

    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.

  • #896665

    @curiosity – that isn’t a Hebrew word, it’s a German/Yiddish word.

  • #896666

    Shopping613
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    Are you sure you don’t mean spetz? Its to know a lot of something ussually perfectly….

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  • #896667

    Toi
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    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.

  • #896668

    Curiosity
    Member

    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.

  • #896669

    The_Cool_Jew
    Member

    Shpitz = typical

  • #896670

    YehudahTzvi
    Member

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

  • #896671

    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?

  • #896672

    YehudahTzvi
    Member

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

  • #896673

    Toi
    Member

    maybe cuz its pointy like a football.

  • #896674

    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.

  • #896675

    uneeq
    Member

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

  • #896676

    Showjoe
    Member

    shpitz means (i think) the epitome

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