n. Adherent of a Hasidic Jewish group ("A mystical religious movement founded in Poland" [JPS]).
n. Pious person.
n. A disciple of a rabbi.
n. A follower in a non-religious sense (ironic).
"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
Heb חסיד khasíd, Yiddish חסיד khósed
- 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).
- 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).
Who Uses This
Hassid, Chossid, Chosid, Chasid, Chassid, Khosid, Khosed
Plural Hasidim / Hassidim / Chasidim / Chassidim.
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