kittel

[ kit-l ]
/ ˈkɪt l /
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noun Yiddish.

a white robe used by Jews, especially Orthodox Jews, as a ceremonial garment for men and as a burial shroud for both sexes: worn during worship on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, by a bridegroom during the wedding ceremony, and by the leader of the Seder on Passover.

Nearby words

  1. kitsch,
  2. kitschness,
  3. kitschy,
  4. kitset,
  5. kitt peak national observatory,
  6. kitten,
  7. kitten heel,
  8. kitten moth,
  9. kittenish,
  10. kittie

Origin of kittel

Yiddish kitl

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British Dictionary definitions for kittel

kittel

/ (ˈkiːtɛl) /

noun

a white garment used as a shroud or worn by traditional Jews on Yom Kippur

Word Origin for kittel

from German Kittel, smock

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