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chuppah

noun chup·pah \ˈḵu̇-pə, -(ˌ)pä\

Definition of chuppah

  1. :  a canopy under which the bride and groom stand during a Jewish wedding ceremony



Variants of chuppah

or huppah also chuppa \ˈḵu̇-pə, -(ˌ)pä\

Origin of chuppah

Yiddish & Hebrew; Yiddish khupe, from Hebrew ḥuppāh


First Known Use: 1876


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