momzer

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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momser

[mom-zer]
noun
Also, momzer.
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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.

momzer
"contemptible person, moocher," 1562, from Hebrew, lit. "bastard" (used in Vulgate), but modern usage is a recent borrowing from Yiddish.
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