shtetl


shtetl

noun \ˈshte-təl, ˈshtā-\
plural shtet·lach \ˈshtet-ˌ, ˈshtāt-\ also shtetels

Definition of SHTETL

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

Variants of SHTETL

shtetl also shte·tel \ˈshte-təl, ˈshtā-\

Origin 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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