lantzman

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish לאַנדסמאַן (landsman).

NounEdit

lantzman (plural lantzmen)

  1. A fellow Jew who grew up in the same Eastern European shtetl as the speaker.
  2. A countryman, cohort or sympathizer.
  3. A man respected in the community for his wisdom or knowledge of Torah and Jewish teachings.
Last modified on 19 May 2013, at 21:02