• n. A male only child.

  • n. A special boy.

Example Sentences

  • "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 בן־יחיד > Y בן־יחיד ben-yokhed

    • 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

      ben yochid, ben yachid, ben yakhid


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