meshichist

Alternative Spellings

meshikhist

Definitions

  • someone who believes that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Rebbe of Chabad Hasidism, is the Messiah

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, English

Etymology

משיח mashíakh/moshíakh/meshíekh 'Messiah' + English nominalizing suffix -ist (or Yiddish suffix יסט-, which is stressed)

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

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