noun, often capitalized \ˈkä-dish\
plural kad·dish·es also kad·di·shim \kä-ˈdi-shim, -(ˌ)shēm\

Definition of KADDISH

:  a Jewish prayer recited in the daily ritual of the synagogue and by mourners at public services after the death of a close relative

Origin of KADDISH

Aramaic qaddīsh holy
First Known Use: 1613

Rhymes with KADDISH


Next Word in the Dictionary: kadet
Previous Word in the Dictionary: kadaya gum
All Words Near: kaddish

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up kaddish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).