or mom·ser, mom·zer
[ mom-zer ]
/ ˈmɒm zər /
bastard; illegitimate child.
a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism.
Origin of mamzer
1555–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew mamzēr
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Examples from the Web for mamzer
He is wise enough, the Mamzer, and so is his father Belial, to whom he will go home some day.Hereward, The Last of the English|Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for mamzer
/ (ˈmɑmzə) /
a Yiddish slang word for bastard
Judaism a child of an incestuous or adulterous union
Word Origin for mamzer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for mamzer
"bastard," 1560s, from Late Latin mamzer, from Hebrew mamzer, left untranslated in Deut. xxiii:2 in the Vulgate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper