Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


[fah-lah-shuh, fuh-] /fɑˈlɑ ʃə, fə-/
noun, plural Falashas (especially collectively) Falasha.
a member of an Ethiopian people who speak a Hamitic language and who practice a form of Judaism. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Falasha
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for Falasha


noun (pl) -sha, -shas
a member of a tribe of Black Ethiopian Jews
Word Origin
from Amharic, from fälasi stranger
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Falasha

"dark-skinned Jewish tribe of Abyssinia," 1710, from Ethiopian, literally "exiled, wanderer, immigrant," from falasa "he wandered."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Falasha

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Falasha

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for falasha