mishpachah

noun
mish·​pa·​chah | \ mə̇shˈpäḵə, -pȯḵə \
variants: or mishpocha \ -​pȯḵə \
plural -s

Definition of mishpachah

: a Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives invited the whole mishpachah

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History and Etymology for mishpachah

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 18 May. 2022.

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