Yechinik

Alternative Spellings

Yekhinick, Yehinik, Yekhinik, Yechinic, Yehinic, Yekhinic, Yekhinic, Yechinick, Yehinick, Yekhinick

Definitions

  • A Lubavicher (a Hasidic group, Chabad) who believes that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavicher rebbe, is the Moshiach.

Example Sentences

  • "Her cousin is visiting and he's a yechnik, although the family isn't."
  • "That campus Chabad is different than the others... they're all yechiniks there."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

The first word of the phrase (used by Yechiniks) יחי אדונינו מורינו ורבינו מלך המשיח לעולם ועד 'yechi adonenu morenu verabenu melekh hamashiach le'olam va'ed,' may our master, teacher, and rabbi, king messiah, live for all eternity. Plus the Yiddish -nik ending, changing the meaning of a noun, adjective, or verb to mean ardent practitioner of said word (Rosten).

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)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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