Definition of shtetl
shtetlachplay \ˈshtet-ˌläḵ, ˈshtāt-\ also
: a small Jewish town or village formerly found in Eastern Europe
Origin and Etymology of shtetl
Yiddish shtetl, from Middle High German stetel, diminutive of stat place, town, city, from Old High German, place — more at stead
First Known Use: 1949
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