grager

noun

gra·​ger
ˈgrägə(r)
variants or greger or gregger
-reg-
or less commonly grogger
-räg-
plural -s
: a rattle or noisemaker traditionally used by children during the Purim festival at every mention of Haman's name during the reading in the synagogue of the scroll of the Book of Esther

Word History

Etymology

Yiddish grager, greger, from Polish grzegarz rattle

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“Grager.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grager. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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