[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English mah-gid; Sephardic Hebrew mah-geed]
noun, plural maggidim [Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-gee-dim; Sephardic Hebrew mah-gee-deem] , maggids. Judaism.
(especially in Poland and Russia) a wandering Jewish preacher whose sermons contained religious and moral instruction and words of comfort and hope.

1890–95; < Hebrew maggīdh literally, narrator, messenger Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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