tichel

Alternative Spellings

tikhl, tichl

Definitions

  • headscarf worn by Orthodox women

Example Sentences

  • "I find that rectangular tichels stay on better than the square ones." (https://www.imamother.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=107843)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

טיכל tikhl 'women's shawl'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

See also mitpachat

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