or mom·ser, mom·zer
bastard; illegitimate child.
a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism.
- man about town,
- man and superman,
- man boobs,
- man booker prize
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
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
"bastard," 1560s, from Late Latin mamzer, from Hebrew mamzer, left untranslated in Deut. xxiii:2 in the Vulgate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper