This is a Lithuanian toast, it means "to your health" and is used like Americans use "cheers" and Italians use "salud." In Latvian, it also has a traditional meaning of "to your health" or "hale and hearty", but is commonly used as a greeting of "hello".
When having a toast at a meal, you say "Sveiks!" and down the drink.
by Lietuva July 30, 2009
Can you define these popular missing words?
An exclamation similar to Yikes, but with a Polish or Swedish ring to it. Use it when your Swedish masseuse hits the right spot.
Sveiks that hurt, do it again!
by Tom Muckian June 01, 2007