n. The every-man, everyday people; the folk (as opposed to the elite).
n. "The gap (if one believes there is one) between the political views of some of the top leadership of our community and amcha..." (email from a Jewish professional to colleagues).
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
From Hebrew עמך amkhá 'your nation', through Yiddish עמך ámkho 'common people; Jews'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
Who Uses This
amha, amkha, amkho, amcho
Accent on first syllable.
Jews in Europe, especially during the Holocaust, sometimes used this word to ask strangers if they too were Jewish.
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