variants: or badhan or badchen \ ˈbätḵən , -​ädḵ-​ \
plural badchanim or badhanim\ ⸗ˈḵȯnə̇m , -​nēm also -​ḵän-​ \ or badchens

Definition of badchan

: a professional jester and topical minstrel especially at Jewish wedding celebrations

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First Known Use of badchan

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for badchan

Hebrew badḥān

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“Badchan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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