flei·​shig ˈflā-shik How to pronounce fleishig (audio)
: made of, prepared with, or used for meat or meat products compare milchig, pareve

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The china is mismatched in a way that suggests the year Morris and Yetta just gave up on the idea of separating the milchig plates from the fleishig ones, even on the holidays. Jonathan Gold, latimes.com, 18 May 2018

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Word History


Yiddish fleyshik, from Middle High German vleischic meaty, from vleisch flesh, meat, from Old High German fleisk

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fleishig was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Fleishig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleishig. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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