bekishe

Alternative Spellings

bekeshe

Definitions

  • A long satin cloak for men.

Example Sentences

  • "Hasidic men typically wear a black overcoat known as a bekishe." (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/bekishe/)

Languages of Origin

Polish

Etymology

bekiesza bekishe 'long fur-lined coat'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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