or mom·ser, mom·zer



bastard; illegitimate child.
Slang. rascal.
a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism.

Origin of mamzer

1555–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew mamzēr Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a Yiddish slang word for bastard
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

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

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