Meaning of mieskeit in English:

mieskeit

noun

(also meeskeit)
informal
  • Especially in Jewish usage: an ugly person.

Pronunciation

mieskeit

/ˈmiːskeɪt/ /ˈmiːskʌɪt/

Origin

1960s. From Yiddish mieskeyt ugliness, an ugly person or thing from mies ugly, loathsome (from post-biblical Hebrew mā'ūs loathsome, repulsive from Hebrew mē'as to despise, reject) + Yiddish -keyt, suffix forming abstract nouns.