shvitz

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish שוויצן (shvitsn), from Old High German sweizzen (Modern German Schweiß, schwitzen), from Proto-Germanic *swait- (English sweat), from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd- (to sweat).

Noun[edit]

shvitz (countable and uncountable, plural shvitzes)

  1. Sweat.
  2. A traditional Jewish steambath of Eastern European origin.

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Verb[edit]

shvitz (third-person singular simple present shvitzes, present participle shvitzing, simple past and past participle shvitzed)

  1. (intransitive) To sweat.