"It was hard for them to find money for the wedding since the groom is a yosem."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb יתום yatóm, Yiddish יתום yósem 'orphan' (used for one who has lost one parent, not necessarily both)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
feminine form is יתומה yetomá/yesóyme
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