meguyar

Pronunciations

meguyar (meh-goo-YAHR) listen

Definitions

  • n. A convert to Judaism.

  • n. Conversion to Judaism.

Example Sentences

  • "He wasn't born Jewish--he's a 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"[.]" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מגויר meguyar 'convert'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

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

Notes

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