moshiach (mah-SHEE-ach) listen


  • n. The Messiah.

  • n. Something that will never happen.

Example Sentences

  • "Many believe that Jewish law will change fundamentally when the Messiah comes."

  • "What are you waiting for? Moshiach?"

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  • "The Mashiach will be here before you get any money out of that guy." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • משיח

    • Who Uses This

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


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


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      mashiah, mashiach, moshiekh, meshiach, meshiakh, meshiekh, meshiech, mashiakh, moshiakh

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