black hat

Pronunciations

black hat (black HAT) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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

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
  • South Africa
  • Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

  • None

Alternative Spellings

black-hat

Notes

  • Sometimes shortened to simply 'black'.

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