Mor·​de·​cai ˈmȯr-di-ˌkī How to pronounce Mordecai (audio)
: a relative of Esther who gave advice on saving the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman

Word History


Hebrew Mordĕkhai

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mordecai was in 1587

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“Mordecai.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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