• n. An old age home.

Example Sentences

  • "She's been in the moyshef skeynim since her husband passed away."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מושבֿ־זקנים moyshev-skeynim

    • 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

      moyshef skaynim, moyshef skeinim, moyshef skainim, moishef skainim, moishef skeinim, moishef skaynim, moishef skeynim, moyshev skeynim, moyshev skaynim

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