goyte

Alternative Spellings

goyta

Definitions

  • non-Jewish woman, especially domestic worker

Example Sentences

  • "Is the goyte coming to help clean before Pesach?"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish (גויע(טע góye(te) 'gentile, non-Jewish woman'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

This form was not common several decades ago, when the form used was "goya."

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