sheitel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish שייטל(sheytl), cognate to German Scheitel (parting).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaɪtəl/, /ˈʃeɪtəl/

Noun[edit]

sheitel (plural sheitels)

  1. A wig worn by married orthodox Jewish women.
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      2006, Jacobson, Howard, Kalooki Nights, Vintage, published 2007, page 196:
      I keep wanting to put her in a sheitel, the wig that every Orthodox Jewish wife is supposed to wear in order to prevent a man not her husband from lusting after her in his heart.
  2. (Polari) A wig (of any kind).
    • 1997, Gardiner, James, Who's a Pretty Boy Then?, page 137:
      Will you take a varder at the cartz on the feely-omi in the naf strides: the one with the bona blue ogles polarying the omi-palone with a vogue on and a cod sheitel.

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