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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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 4:53
  • @Yishai is that a guess? – user613 Sep 5 '14 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. – Shokhet Nov 12 '14 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. – Bruce James Nov 12 '14 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) – Y     e     z Nov 12 '14 at 4:41

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