Jaffa

geographical name
Jaf·​fa | \ ˈja-fə How to pronounce Jaffa (audio) , ˈya-, ˈyä- \
variants: or Hebrew Yafo \ yä-​ˈfō How to pronounce Jaffa (audio) \ or ancient Joppa \ ˈjä-​pə How to pronounce Jaffa (audio) \

Definition of Jaffa

former city in western Israel

Note: Since 1950, Jaffa has been a southern section of Tel Aviv and is now usually called Yafo.

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“Jaffa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jaffa. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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