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.
    • 2006, Howard Jacobson, Kalooki Nights, Vintage 2007, p. 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

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