[ tsim-is ]
/ ˈtsɪm ɪs /


Also tsimmes. Jewish Cookery. any of various sweetened combinations of vegetables, fruit, and sometimes meat, prepared as a casserole or stew.
fuss; uproar; hullabaloo: He made such a tzimmes over that mistake!

Nearby words

  1. tzekung,
  2. tzepo,
  3. tzetze fly,
  4. tzigane,
  5. tzigany,
  6. tzitzit,
  7. tzitzith,
  8. tzom gedaliah,
  9. tzu-po,
  10. tzukung

Origin of tzimmes

1890–95; < Yiddish tsimes, akin to dialectal German (Swabia) zimmes, zimbes compote, stew, Swiss German zimis lunch; compound (orig. prepositional phrase) with Middle High German z, ze unstressed variant of zuo (German zu) at, to + Middle High German, Old High German imbiz, imbīz snack, light meal (German Imbiss), noun derivative of Old High German enbīzan to take nourishment; see in-1, bite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019