Definition of Ashkenazi noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzi//
(pl. Ashkenazim
BrE BrE//ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪm//
Types of belief, Religious people
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a Jew whose ancestors came from central or eastern Europe compare Sephardi See related entries: Types of belief, Religious people Word Originfrom modern Hebrew, from Ashkenaz, grandson of Japheth, one of the sons of Noah in the Bible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Ashkenazi