Definition of bris
: the Jewish rite of circumcision
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In the latter section, museum guests will find a ceremonial lace outfit for a baby boy’s bris (circumcision) ceremony made from his mother’s wedding gown.
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Origin and Etymology of bris
Yiddish bris, short for bris-mile, from Hebrew bĕrīth mīlāh, literally, covenant of circumcision
First Known Use: circa 1934See Words from the same year
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