dos

Definitions

  • n. A derogatory term for ultra-Orthodox/Haredi Jews, common in Israel.

Example Sentences

  • Mea Shearim is full of dosim.

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • Comes from datiim, meaning religious people, but the "t" is changed to an "s" and the "a" to an "o" to mock the Ashkenazi pronunciation common among Haredi Jews.

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
      • non-Haredi Jews, especially secular Jews

      Regions

      • North America
      • Israel

      Dictionaries

      • None

Notes

  • plural: dosim

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