• n. Adherent of a Hasidic Jewish group, a mystical religious movement founded in Poland.

  • n. A pious person.

  • n. A disciple of a rabbi.

  • n. (ironic) A follower in a non-religious sense.

Example Sentences

  • "a Gerrer Hasid, fainted during his pre-wedding counseling session" (source)

  • "one was a chosid by the name of R’ Meir Markowitz who was a chosid of the Tzemach Tzedek and was at that time over 1oo years old, and the other, a chosid from the times of the Rebbe Maharash, was in his 80’s – but R’ Itche der masmid was held in the highest esteem by all" (source)

  • "He's wonderful, deep Hasid of a priest!" (A rabbi in speaking about a Catholic colleague)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb חסיד khasíd, Yiddish חסיד khósed

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • 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 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

      Hassid, Chossid, Chosid, Chasid, Chassid, Khosid, Khosed, Chusid, Chussid, Hussid, Husid


  • Plural Hasidim / Hassidim / Chasidim / Chassidim.

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