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

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Origin and Etymology of halutz

New Hebrew ḥālūṣ, from Hebrew, warrior, vanguard


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