Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stew of vegetables or fruits cooked slowly over very low heat.
  • noun Informal A state of confusion.

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  • noun Alternative form of tzimmes.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Yiddish tsimes : Middle High German ze, zuo, to, for (from Old High German; see de- in Indo-European roots) + Middle High German imbiz, light meal (from Old High German, from enbizzan, to eat : in, in; see en in Indo-European roots + bīzan, bizzan, to bite; see bheid- in Indo-European roots).]

Examples

  • All of our organs, including our brains, need fuel to function, and human fuel during the Yamim Nora'im is kugel, tsimmes or pahthut.

    Rabbi Aaron Alexander: If It Takes So Long, Why Do We Call It A Fast?

  • All of our organs, including our brains, need fuel to function, and human fuel during the Yamim Nora'im is kugel, tsimmes or pahthut.

    Rabbi Aaron Alexander: If It Takes So Long, Why Do We Call It A Fast?

  • I've never had tsimmes before and thus wouldn't have known there are meat versions except for the name, but I did find it crying out for meat, pork, specifically -- that's another idea for the leftovers

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  • I've never had tsimmes before and thus wouldn't have known there are meat versions except for the name, but I did find it crying out for meat, pork, specifically -- that's another idea for the leftovers

    Vegetarian Tsimmes ♥ | A Veggie Venture

  • Meditatively, Weinberg pulled out the waistband of his aquamarine sweatpants and lifted his unit in his left hand—he gasped, letting fall from his lips two lit cigarettes and thereby setting his tsimmes pan on fire.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • For several hours he splashed happily while listening to a loop tape of Bob Dylan singing “Hurricane,” but at last, while attacking burnt-on tsimmes with a spackle knife, he was assailed by doubt.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • Meditatively, Weinberg pulled out the waistband of his aquamarine sweatpants and lifted his unit in his left hand—he gasped, letting fall from his lips two lit cigarettes and thereby setting his tsimmes pan on fire.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • For several hours he splashed happily while listening to a loop tape of Bob Dylan singing “Hurricane,” but at last, while attacking burnt-on tsimmes with a spackle knife, he was assailed by doubt.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • Do you (or JTA Passover blog readers) have suggestions for a (not too difficult to prepare) "main course" vegetarian option that I can offer them, along with my customary charoset, vegetarian tsimmes, asparagus, mushrooms, and salad?

    JTA - Recent News

  • Since I had the OJ, I added some to my tsimmes too & that dish was none the less for the addition.

    The Calico Cat

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