tsimmes definition by Webster's New World
tsimmes definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A stew of vegetables or fruits cooked slowly over very low heat.
- Informal A state of confusion.
Origin: 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).