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mamzer

[mom-zer] /ˈmɒm zər/
noun
1.
bastard; illegitimate child.
2.
Slang. rascal.
3.
a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism.
Also, momser, momzer.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Yiddish < Hebrew mamzēr

momser

[mom-zer] /ˈmɒm zər/
noun
1.
Also, momzer.
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British Dictionary definitions for momzer

mamzer

/ˈmɑmzə/
noun
1.
a Yiddish slang word for bastard
2.
(Judaism) a child of an incestuous or adulterous union
Word Origin
from Hebrew
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Word Origin and History for momzer
n.

"contemptible person, moocher," 1560s, from Hebrew, literally "bastard" (used in Vulgate), but modern usage is a recent borrowing from Yiddish.

mamzer

n.

"bastard," 1560s, from Late Latin mamzer, from Hebrew mamzer, left untranslated in Deut. xxiii:2 in the Vulgate.

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Slang definitions & phrases for momzer

momzer

noun
  1. A person who expects many loans and favors; moocher, sponge
  2. A contemptible person; bastard, shitheel: A very cool customer, this momzer

[1562+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew, ''bastard''; used in the 4th-century Latin Vulgate Bible; despite this ancient lineage, modern use is ordinary demotic Yiddish]


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