kinder

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. "Children." (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "Services for the kinder and their families are upstairs at 10:30."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • קינדער kinder 'children' (singular קינד kind)

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

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

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

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