variants or greger or gregger
or less commonly grogger
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


Yiddish grager, greger, from Polish grzegarz rattle

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“Grager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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