zaddik

noun zad·dik \ ˈtsä-dik \
variants: or

Definition of zaddik

plural zaddikim or tzaddikim play \tsä-ˈdi-kəm\
1 :a righteous and saintly person by Jewish religious standards
2 :the spiritual leader of a modern Hasidic community

Origin and Etymology of zaddik

Yiddish tsadek, from Hebrew ṣaddīq just, righteous


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