n. Someone who believes that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Rebbe of Chabad Hasidism, is the Messiah.
"Some meshichists insist that despite appearances the Rebbe did not in fact die on 12 June 1994." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
משיח mashíakh/moshíakh/meshíekh 'Messiah' + English nominalizing suffix -ist (or Yiddish suffix יסט-, which is stressed)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
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