Definitions

  • n. Parable, example.

Example Sentences

  • "Let me give you a moshl..."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb משל mashal, Yiddish moshl

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      mashal, mushel, moshel, Muhschel

Notes

  • Was also reported to be used similarly to the ironic "yeah, right," "A muhschel!"

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