Litvak

Litvak

[lit-vahk]
noun
a Jew from Lithuania or a neighboring country or region.

Origin:
1890–95; < Yiddish litvak < Polish litwak Lithuanian person (now obsolete in this sense), derivative of Litwa Lithuania

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Litvak
"Jew from Lithuania," 1892, from Pol. Litwak "Lithuanian."
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