lantzman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish לאַנדסמאַן (landsman).

Noun[edit]

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.