mechuteneste

Alternative Spellings

machateynestah, machetaynesta, machataneste, mekhuteneste, machutenesta

Definitions

  • the mother of one's child's spouse

Example Sentences

  • "My daughter married her son, so she's my mekhuteneste."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Yiddish מחותּנתטע mekhuténeste, the feminine form of מחותּן mekhútn 'son-in-law's/daughter-in-law's father' (Hebrew feminine form is מחותנת, mekhuténet/mekhuténes)

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

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