kiddush

noun
kid·​dush | \ˈki-dəsh, -dish;ki-ˈdüsh\

Definition of kiddush 

: a ceremonial blessing pronounced over wine or bread in a Jewish home or synagogue on a holy day (such as the Sabbath)

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At the Grand Synagogue after the morning services on a recent Saturday, the atmosphere was jovial at the kiddush, the post-prayer collation. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "French Jews Fear a New Strain of ISIS-Inspired Anti-Semitism," 24 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of kiddush

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kiddush

Late Hebrew qiddūsh sanctification

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kiddushin

kid finish

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