zaddik


zad·dik

noun \ˈtsä-dik\
plural zad·dik·im or tzad·dik·im \tsä-ˈdi-kəm\

Definition of ZADDIK

1
:  a righteous and saintly person by Jewish religious standards
2
:  the spiritual leader of a modern Hasidic community

Variants of ZADDIK

zad·dik or tzad·dik \ˈtsä-dik\

Origin of ZADDIK

Yiddish tsadek, from Hebrew ṣaddīq just, righteous
First Known Use: 1873

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