• n. A female only child.

  • n. A special girl.

Example Sentences

  • "Our teachers’ dedication to their students is unparalleled. To our teachers, each student is like a bat yechida both spiritually and academically." (source)

  • "At the first class, the head of the school called to a child and said, 'See that child, this one is my bat yachid, my special one.' In the next class, they pointed to another and said, 'See that child - that one is my ben yachid, my special one.'" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH בת יחידה > Y בת־יחידה bas-yekhide

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      bas yekhideh, bas yechideh, bas yechide, bat yechida, bat yekhida, bat yechidah, bat yekhidah, bat yachid, bat yakhid


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