mamzer

or mom·ser, mom·zer

[mom-zer]

Origin of mamzer

1555–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew mamzēr
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mamzer

noun
  1. a Yiddish slang word for bastard
  2. Judaism a child of an incestuous or adulterous union

Word Origin for mamzer

from Hebrew
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Word Origin and History for mamzer
n.

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

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