[ khah-loots ]
/ xɑˈluts /
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noun, plural ha·lutz·im [Sephardic Hebrew khah-loo-tseem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-loo-tsim]. /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxɑ luˈtsim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈlu tsɪm/. Hebrew.
a person who immigrates to Israel to establish or join a settlement for accomplishing tasks, as clearing the land or planting trees, that are necessary to future development of the country.
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Origin of halutz
Modern Hebrew ḥaluṣ. literally, pioneer
Words nearby halutz
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Halutz, it was reported, wanted to mend the rift between the army and the religious right after the Gaza pullout.
British Dictionary definitions for halutz
/ Hebrew (xɑˈlʊts, English hɑːˈlʊts) /
a variant spelling of chalutz
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