Definition of mitnagged
mitnagdim\ˌmitnäg(ə)ˈdēm, miˈsnägdə̇m\ or
1 : an orthodox Jew especially in eastern Europe opposed to the teachings of the Hasidim
2 : a non-Hasid
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of mitnagged
New Hebrew mithnāggēd & Yiddish misnaged, from Hebrew mithnāggēd opposing, opponent
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up mitnagged? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).