noun, often capitalized
mit·​nag·​ged | \ ˌmitnäˈged, miˈsnägə̇d \
variants: or misnagid \ miˈsnägə̇d \
plural mitnaggedim or mitnagdim\ ˌmitnäg(ə)ˈdēm , miˈsnägdə̇m \ or misnagdim\ miˈsnägdə̇m \

Definition of mitnagged

1 : an orthodox Jew especially in eastern Europe opposed to the teachings of the Hasidim
2 : a non-Hasid

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History and Etymology for mitnagged

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

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“Mitnagged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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