• n. A servant.

Example Sentences

  • "The family's meshores (man-servant), she says, also had a new caftan for Passover and was even seated at the table, since 'patriarchal custom declared that on this evening, all were equal—master and servant.'" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y משרת meshores

    • 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).

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