Meaning of shidduch in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃɪdəx/

nounplural noun shidduchim

  • A Jewish arranged marriage.

    ‘Unfortunately, I cannot speak publicly about it because it will affect ‘shidduchim‘.’
    • ‘Now I've been on a lot of shidduchim (tr: plural word for arranged meetings with a view to marriage) in my life, and not all of my own volition.’
    • ‘Turns out that I've done a football shidduch - T is a season ticket holder and has a spare ticket for Monday's big match, and P is a big fan.’
    • ‘And this one over here, he's a very nice doctor I've set up on a shidduch later this week.’
    • ‘A serious illness, a looming financial disaster, a divorce, or long hoped for shidduch - and the adrenalin-fed powers of concentration are flowing in no time at all.’


Yiddish, from Hebrew šiddūḵ ‘negotiation (of a marriage)’.