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- A hat trimmed with fur pieces, typically worn by Hassidim on Shabbat.
- "A bearded man with long payess, in a long, black caftan robe, wearing a high, wide-brimmed shtrayml, was often seen in Jewish neighborhoods in America in the earlier years of the century" (Rosten).
- "I'm a hatmaker, but what really matters is that on rare occasions I make a magnificent fur hat, a shtrayml." (https://books.google.com/books?id=NcEOJC1W2j0C&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq=%22a+shtrayml%22&source=bl&ots=X6NOIN1nZN&sig=ACfU3U1F4EOr7866vgw-nH5DKiuXJRFing&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiZw7DQlN_pAhURFzQIHSiUAo0Q6AEwAHoECAoQAQ)
Languages of Origin
Yiddish שטרײַמל shtrayml 'fur hat'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
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