meshichist

Pronunciations

Meshichist (MEH-shih-khist) listen

Definitions

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

Example Sentences

  • "Some meshichists insist that despite appearances the Rebbe did not in fact die on 12 June 1994." (source)

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)

      Regions

      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      meshikhist

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