maidel

Definitions

  • n. Girl.

Example Sentences

  • "Yes, such a shayna meydeleh."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • מײדל meydl (diminutive form of מויד moyd 'maid', second diminutive is מײדעלע méydele 'little girl')

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      maidel, maydel, meidl, maidl

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