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dreidel

[dreyd-l] /ˈdreɪd l/
noun, plural dreidels, dreidel.
1.
a four-sided top bearing the Hebrew letters nun, gimel, he, and shin, one on each side, used chiefly in a children's game traditionally played on the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
Origin of dreidel
1925-1930
1925-30; < Yiddish dreydl, equivalent to drey(en) to rotate, turn (< Middle High German dræ(je)n, dræhen; compare G. drehen) + -dl noun suffix
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