suk·​kah | \ ˈsu̇-kə How to pronounce sukkah (audio) \

Definition of sukkah

: a booth or shelter with a roof of branches and leaves that is used especially for meals during the Sukkoth

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The final stop will be a Community BBQ in the Palm Beach Synagogue sukkah. Randall P. Lieberman, Jewish Journal, "Palm Beach County synagogues plan special events for Sukkot," 28 Sep. 2017 Instead, the protesters built a sukkah on the sidewalk, a small hut to mark the Jewish festival of Sukkot, which celebrates hospitality and sanctuary. Jeff Gammage,, "New Sanctuary Movement has been on a dead run since Trump's election," 14 Dec. 2017 Step inside 1,300 square foot sukkah highlighting works of art created by over 40 organizations from around city. Luann Gibbs,, "Free and fun events in Cincinnati: Oct. 13-15," 11 Oct. 2017 South Florida Jewish college students celebrated Sukkot by having sushi in the sukkah. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "South Florida college students celebrate Sukkot with sushi," 6 Oct. 2017 Outside the office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, the activists built a sukkah on the Cherry Street sidewalk. Jeff Gammage,, "Prayer and protest against ICE arrests of 107 immigrants in city," 5 Oct. 2017 Anon Geva, the founder of an Israeli winery in which Mr. Friedman’s son’s company invested, said Mr. Freidman had invited everyone connected with the winery — about 30 people — for dinner one year in the sukkah. Isabel Kershner And Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, "David Friedman, Trump's Ambassador to Israel, on the Issues," 16 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of sukkah

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sukkah

Hebrew sukkāh

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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