variants or badhan or badchen
plural badchanim or badhanim
-nēm also -ḵän-
or badchens
: a professional jester and topical minstrel especially at Jewish wedding celebrations

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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