mamaleh

Pronunciations

mamaleh (MAH-muh-luh) listen

Definitions

  • n. Diminutive term for a young girl [lit. 'little mama'].

Example Sentences

  • "Sweet dreams, mameleh, I'll see you in the morning."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • מאַמעלע mámele

    • 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 JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      mameleh, mamale, mamele

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