[ sheyt-l ]
/ ˈʃeɪt l /

noun, plural sheit·len [sheyt-luh n] /ˈʃeɪt lən/. Yiddish.

a wig worn by certain Orthodox Jewish married women in keeping with an old rabbinical precept that forbids a woman to leave her hair uncovered in the sight of a man other than her husband.

Nearby words

  1. sheikdom,
  2. sheikh,
  3. sheikhdom,
  4. sheila,
  5. sheitan,
  6. shekel,
  7. shekhinah,
  8. shekinah,
  9. shelburne,
  10. shelby Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sheitel

  • I didn't think a religious woman like Mrs. Lesengeld would take off her sheitel at her time of life.