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