From Yiddish שאַנדע (shande).
- (Jewish) shame; disgrace.
2011, Teddy Bart, Shadow Seduction, ISBN 1462037585, page 171:
- A shanda is humiliation and embarrassment one's misdeed suffers upon one's family. In our faith, a shanda is a terrible sin.
2012, Allegra Goodman, Kaaterskill Falls, ISBN 0733629237:
- They don't learn about their heritage. They don't learn about Israel. It's a shanda.
2015, Eugene Sierras, Beyond El Camino Del Diablo: Beyond the Devil's Highway, ISBN 1490756043:
- My parents are Orthodox Jews. To them, intermarriage is considered a shanda.