haggadah (hah-gah-DAH) listen
haggadah (huh-GUH-duh) listen


  • n. The book of the story, prayers, and songs used at a Pesach seder.

Example Sentences

  • "I can't believe he wants to read the whole haggadah at the seder!"

    Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)
  • "Every year, I seem to get more stains on my Haggadah—if it's not wine, it's charoset." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • הגדה

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      haggada, hagadah, hagada

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