wash

Definitions

  • To wash one's hands ritually before a meal.

Example Sentences

  • I'm hungry. Let's wash!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, English

Etymology

may be from Yiddish װאַשן זיך vashn zikh (די הענט di hent) 'to wash (one's hands, incl. ritually)'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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