Also, tsimmes. Jewish Cookery. any of various sweetened combinations of vegetables, fruit, and sometimes meat, prepared as a casserole or stew.
fuss; uproar; hullabaloo:
He made such a tzimmes over that mistake!
1890-95; < Yiddishtsimes, akin to dialectal German (Swabia) zimmes, zimbes compote, stew, Swiss Germanzimis lunch; compound (orig. prepositional phrase) with Middle High Germanz, ze unstressed variant of zuo (Germanzu) at, to + Middle High German,Old High Germanimbiz, imbīz snack, light meal (GermanImbiss), noun derivative of Old High Germanenbīzan to take nourishment; see in-1, bite