variants or less commonly cheder
: an elementary Jewish school in which children are taught to read the Torah and other books in Hebrew

Word History


Yiddish kheyder, from Hebrew ḥedher room

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heder was in 1882

Dictionary Entries Near heder

Cite this Entry

“Heder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heder. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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