black hat

Alternative Spellings

black-hat

Definitions

  • Haredi; describing people or traditions of the right end of the Orthodox continuum, encompassing Hasidic and non-Hasidic (or just non-Hasidic) Orthodox Jews, of whom the men wear black hats

Example Sentences

  • "Her family is Modern Orthodox, but she married a black hat guy."

Languages of Origin

English

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

sometimes shortened to "black"

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