halutz

noun ha·lutz \ḵäˈlüts\
variants: or

chalutz

\ḵäˈlüts\

Definition of halutz

plural

halutzim

or

chalutzim

\ˌḵäˌlütˈsēm, ḵäˈlütsim\
  1. :  a Jew who immigrated to the region of Palestine especially as part of a movement in the years after World War I to work the land and create Jewish settlements

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of halutz

New Hebrew ḥālūṣ, from Hebrew, warrior, vanguard


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up halutz? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!