Alternative Spellings

chattan, chasan, chassan, chosan, chossan, chosen, chossen, chosn, chossn, khosn, khossn


  • Bridegroom

Example Sentences

  • "Would the chatan please come this way to lift the veil?" (Glinert)
  • "She watched from her window as the kallah walked around the chasan seven times, with only a few close relatives scattered below the deck, where the chuppah had been set up." (

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish


Hebrew חתן chatan Yiddish חתן khosn

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)


North America


The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.