• n. An expert, specialist.

Example Sentences

  • "I had a chance to talk with Rabbi Cohen. He is a mumche in hilchos kashrus." (source)

  • "If you want to know about Russian music, don't go asking Mrs. Ashkenazi. She's no mumcheh!" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מומחה > Y מומחה mumkhe

    • 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).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      mumkheh, mumcheh, mumche


  • plural: 'mumchim'

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