grager

noun gra·ger \ˈgrägə(r)\
variants: or

greger

or

gregger

\-reg-\ less commonly

grogger

\-räg-\

Definition of grager

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of grager

Yiddish grager, greger, from Polish grzegarz rattle


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