or mom·ser, mom·zer
bastard; illegitimate child.
a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism.
Origin of mamzer
1555–65; < Yiddish < Hebrew mamzēr
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for momzer
Judaism a child of an incestuous or adulterous union
Word Origin for mamzer
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Word Origin and History for momzer
"contemptible person, moocher," 1560s, from Hebrew, literally "bastard" (used in Vulgate), but modern usage is a recent borrowing from Yiddish.
"bastard," 1560s, from Late Latin mamzer, from Hebrew mamzer, left untranslated in Deut. xxiii:2 in the Vulgate.
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