mamzer

mamzer

[mom-zer]
noun
1.
bastard; illegitimate child.
2.
Slang. rascal.
3.
a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism.
Also, momser, momzer.


Origin:
1555–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew mamzēr

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mamzer (ˈmɑmzə)
 
n
1.  a Yiddish slang word for bastard
2.  Judaism a child of an incestuous or adulterous union
 
[from Hebrew]

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mamzer
"bastard," 1562, from L.L. mamzer, from Heb. mamzer, left untranslated in Deut. xxiii.2 in the Vulgate.
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