noun Etymology: Yiddish tsimes, from Middle High German z, zuo at, to + imbīz light meal Date: 1892 a sweetened combination of vegetables (as carrots and potatoes) or of meat and vegetables often with dried fruits (as prunes) that is stewed or baked in a casserole

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  • Tzimmes — or tsimmes (Yiddish, Hebrew: צימעס) is a traditional Jewish dish in which the principal ingredient is diced or sliced carrots, sometimes combined with dried fruits like prunes or raisins, or chunks of meat (usually brisket or flanken). The dish… …   Wikipedia

  • tzimmes — [tsim′əs] n. [Yiddish, lit., a kind of carrot stew] a commotion; fuss; to do …   English World dictionary

  • tzimmes — /tsim is/, n. 1. Also, tsimmes. Jewish Cookery. any of various sweetened combinations of vegetables, fruit, and sometimes meat, prepared as a casserole or stew. 2. fuss; uproar; hullabaloo: He made such a tzimmes over that mistake! [1890 95; <… …   Universalium

  • tzimmes —    (TSIM mes) [Yiddish, from Swabian dialect] In Jewish cooking, a sweetened stew or casserole of meat or vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, etc., often served at the Jewish New Year. By extension, a fuss, hullabaloo, or uproar.    We also had… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • tzimmes — noun a stew of fruit or vegetables traditionally served on Rosh Hashana …   Wiktionary

  • tzimmes — (also tzimmis) noun variant spelling of tsimmes …   English new terms dictionary

  • tzimmes — tzim·mes …   English syllables

  • tzimmes — tzim•mes or tsim•mes [[t]ˈtsɪm ɪs[/t]] n. 1) coo a casserole or stew of vegetables, fruit, and sometimes meat 2) sl. fuss; uproar; hullabaloo • Etymology: 1890–95; < Yiddish tsimes < MHG z, ze, unstressed var. of zuo at, to+imbīz light… …   From formal English to slang

  • tzimmes — /ˈtsɪməs/ (say tsimuhs) noun (in Jewish cookery) a casserole or stew of vegetables, fruit, and sometimes meat, cooked very slowly. Also, tsimmes …   Australian English dictionary

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