Definition of zaddik
plural zaddikimplay or tzaddikim \tsä-ˈdi-kəm\
1 : a righteous and saintly person by Jewish religious standards
2 : the spiritual leader of a modern Hasidic community
Variants of zaddik
Origin of zaddik
Yiddish tsadek, from Hebrew ṣaddīq just, righteous
First Known Use: 1873
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