kid·​dush | \ ˈki-dəsh How to pronounce kiddush (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web Others have done away with the kiddush cup, a communal goblet of sacramental wine. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Purim Festivities Were Set, Costumes and All. Then Coronavirus Struck," 9 Mar. 2020 Don’t miss the powerful roll call and stay for a kiddush luncheon and patriotic sing-along., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 21 Oct. 2019

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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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“Kiddush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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