meguyar

Alternative Spellings

m'guyyer, m'guyyar, m'guyer, m'guyar, maguyyer, meguyyer, maguyyar, maguyar, meguyer, maguyer, meguyyar

Definitions

  • A convert to Judaism.

Example Sentences

  • He wasn't born Jewish, he's meguyar.
  • I went to her meguyar ceremony.
  • The rabbi signed my meguyar certificate.
  • Some might say: I’m Jewish because I’ve been converted. But the State of Israel, for example, doesn't recognize Jews who were converted by reform and conservative Rabbis. And to many, even those who converted by the most stringent of laws, are not REALLY Jews, and referred to as “Meguyar” or "Converted" (https://podtail.com/podcast/two-nice-jewish-boys/episode-100-hawaiian-jewish-beauty-queen-takes-on-/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

מגויר meguyar 'convert'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America, South Africa

Dictionaries

None

Notes

See also m'gayer, which is one who converts another, as opposed to the passive (the one who is converted) here. Though, the active can be used in English as the passive as well.

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