badchan

noun

bad·​chan
variants or badhan or badchen
ˈbätḵən,
-ädḵ-
plural badchanim or badhanim
⸗ˈḵȯnə̇m,
-nēm also -ḵän-
or badchens
: a professional jester and topical minstrel especially at Jewish wedding celebrations

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew badḥān

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of badchan was in 1900

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“Badchan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/badchan. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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