mitnagged

noun

mit·​nag·​ged
ˌmitnäˈged,
miˈsnägə̇d
variants or misnagid
miˈsnägə̇d
plural mitnaggedim or mitnagdim
ˌmitnäg(ə)ˈdēm,
miˈsnägdə̇m
or misnagdim
miˈsnägdə̇m
often capitalized
1
: an orthodox Jew especially in eastern Europe opposed to the teachings of the Hasidim
2
: a non-Hasid

Word History

Etymology

New Hebrew mithnāggēd & Yiddish misnaged, from Hebrew mithnāggēd opposing, opponent

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“Mitnagged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mitnagged. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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