mishpocha

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • mishpoche
  • mishpocheh
  • mishpucha
  • mishpuche
  • mishpucheh

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish משפּחה (mishpokhe), from Hebrew מִשְׁפָּחָה (mishpakhá, family).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɪʃˈpɒkə/, /mɪʃˈpɒxə/
  • IPA(key): /mɪʃˈpʊkə/, /mɪʃˈpʊxə/
  • IPA(key): /mɪʃˈpuːkə/, /mɪʃˈpuːxə/

NounEdit

mishpocha (plural mishpochas)

  1. (Jewish) An (extended) family.
    • 2006, Howard Jacobson, Kalooki Nights, Vintage 2007, p. 176:
      A very poor and distant relation, for when he was sent over to meet his Manchester mishpocheh it was in the capacity of driver for one of the junior directors.
Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 22:54