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hekdeshness

hekdeshness  adj.— «Perhaps because he’s a sloppy fellow whose daughters, borrowing a Yiddish word from their grandmother, accuse him of creating a hekdesh (messy house) wherever he goes, Councilman David Yassky doesn’t mind immersing...

hekdesh

hekdesh  n.— «Perhaps because he’s a sloppy fellow whose daughters, borrowing a Yiddish word from their grandmother, accuse him of creating a hekdesh (messy house) wherever he goes, Councilman David Yassky doesn’t mind immersing himself in...

foot fault

foot fault n. in jurisprudence, a minor criminal or procedural violation; a legal misstep. Etymological Note: This is a direct borrowing from net-based sports, such as tennis, badminton, and volleyball, where a foot fault is the placement of a foot...