Ha·​sid ˈha-səd How to pronounce Hasid (audio) ˈḵä- How to pronounce Hasid (audio)
variants or less commonly Chasid or Chassid
plural Hasidim also Chasidim or Chassidim ˈha-sə-dəm How to pronounce Hasid (audio)
: a member of a Jewish sect of the second century b.c. opposed to Hellenism and devoted to the strict observance of the ritual law
or less commonly Hassid
ˈha-səd How to pronounce Hasid (audio)
: a member of a Jewish mystical sect founded in Poland about 1750 in opposition to rationalism and ritual laxity
Hasidic adjective
or less commonly Hassidic or Chasidic or Chassidic
ha-ˈsi-dik How to pronounce Hasid (audio)

Examples of Hasid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hasid stated his business, and to his surprise, the rabbi agreed. Caren Schnur Neile, Sun Sentinel, 9 Aug. 2022 The rabbi was a real-deal Hasid, whose outreach and willingness to engage with the real world had brought more than a few celebrities to his door in times of dread. Star Tribune, 5 Oct. 2020

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Word History


Hebrew ḥāsīdh pious

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hasid was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Hasid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hasid. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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