yechinik

Pronunciations

Yechinik (yeh-KHEE-nihk) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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 ־ניק -nik ending, changing the meaning of a noun, adjective, or verb to mean ardent practitioner of said word (Rosten).

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      yekhinick, yehinik, yekhinik, yechinic, yehinic, yekhinic, yekhinic, yechinick, yehinick, yekhinick

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