Definition of Ashkenazi
plural Ash·ke·naz·implay \-ˈnä-zəm, -ˈna-\
: a member of one of the two great divisions of Jews comprising the eastern European Yiddish-speaking Jews — compare sephardi
Origin of ashkenazi
Late Hebrew Ashkĕnāzī, from Ashkĕnāz, medieval rabbinical name for Germany
First Known Use: 1839
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