What does it mean to have geknipt payos? Is this a specific length or style? Who would have the minhag of keeping their payos as whatever geknipt means?

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    Where have you heard the term?
    – Double AA
    Sep 5, 2014 at 2:03
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    shidduch website. one of the questions was what style payos do you have and there was a drop down menu for options
    – Dude
    Sep 5, 2014 at 3:35
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    I think it means trimmed/snipped. As in not let grow out long (i.e. the opposite of this).
    – Yishai
    Sep 5, 2014 at 4:53
  • @Yishai is that a guess?
    – user613
    Sep 5, 2014 at 7:13
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    FWIW, I don't think that this question is off-topic, because even though it's based in Yiddish, it asks about a Jewish/mitzvah practice.
    – MTL
    Nov 12, 2014 at 21:29

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It means curled/twisted up and stuck behind your ears. I have geknipte peyos.

  • Improve your answer by answering the second question -- who (what groups) have this custom. Nov 12, 2014 at 4:26
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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya. Care to edit and tell us how you know? ("I speak Yiddish fluently and that's what it means" would be an acceptable start) Nov 12, 2014 at 4:41

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