mishpocha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.