• n. 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." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • כאַלאַט khalat 'blouse'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


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

      Alternative Spellings

      halat, khalat, challat, hallat, khallat

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