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shtetl

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noun \ˈshte-təl, ˈshtā-\

Definition of shtetl

plural

shtetlach

play \ˈshtet-ˌläḵ, ˈshtāt-\ also

shtetels

  1. :  a small Jewish town or village formerly found in Eastern Europe



Variants of shtetl

also

shtetel

Origin and Etymology of shtetl

Yiddish shtetl, from Middle High German stetel, diminutive of stat place, town, city, from Old High German, place — more at stead


First Known Use: 1949


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