EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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.