[ mish-pookh-uh, -paw-khuh ]
/ mɪʃˈpʊx ə, -ˈpɔ xə /
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an entire family network comprising relatives by blood and marriage; clan: I see you invited the whole mishpocha.
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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
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Origin of mishpocha
First recorded in 1855–60; from Yiddish mishpokhe, from Hebrew mishpāḥāh “family, clan”
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