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

 

shtetl

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃtetl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃtetl//
 
 
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a small Jewish town or village in eastern Europe in the past Word OriginYiddish, ‘little town’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shtetl