Shabbas goy

noun
variants: or

Shabbos goy

Definition of Shabbas goy

  1. :  a non-Jew employed by Orthodox Jews to perform services (such as turning lights on and off) which are forbidden to Jews on the Sabbath

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Origin and Etymology of shabbas goy

Yiddish shabes goy, from shabes Sabbath + goy gentile, from Hebrew gōy people, nation


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