mitpachat

Alternative Spellings

mitpakhat, mitpahat

Definitions

  • headscarf worn by Orthodox Jews

Example Sentences

  • "On the day following the brutal attack in Monsey, I felt like I wanted to express unity with my ultra-Orthodox brothers and sisters whose Judaism is seen from down the street, and I spent that Sunday around town in my mitpachat (headscarf) instead of the wig I usually would wear, and have been wearing it more often." (https://forward.com/life/438417/pride-anxiety-american-jews-on-wearing-jewishness/)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

מִטפַּחַת 'scarf'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

See also tichel.

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