wash

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • v. 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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

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