mishpachah

noun

mish·​pa·​chah
mə̇shˈpäḵə,
-pȯḵə
variants or mishpocha
-pȯḵə
plural -s
: a Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives
invited the whole mishpachah

Word History

Etymology

mishpachah from Hebrew mishpāḥāh family, clan; mishpocha from Yiddish mishpokhe, from Hebrew mishpāḥāh

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“Mishpachah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mishpachah. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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