chalat

Alternative Spellings

halat, khalat, challat, hallat, khallat

Definitions

  • A man's silk robe for indoor use, usually on Shabbat or holidays.

Example Sentences

  • "[He] slipped the carvel coral snuffbottle into the sleeve of his chalat." (https://books.google.com/books?id=EftOYDsE5EUC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=%22his+chalat%22&source=bl&ots=IbvDys-EEG&sig=ACfU3U2jDem-fjmRaOI9zWJWYp_8dRxRVw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjL9d2Xk9_pAhVlCjQIHXpeCQ0Q6AEwAXoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22his%20chalat%22&f=false)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

כאַלאַט khalat 'blouse'

Who Uses This

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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