shochet

[ Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈxɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ xeɪt, ˈʃɔɪ xɪt; English ˈʃoʊ xɪt /

noun, plural shoche·tim [shohkh-teem] /ʃoʊxˈtim/, English sho·chets. Hebrew.

QUIZZES

QUIZ TIME: TEST YOUR MEMORY OF THE MAY 2020 WORDS OF THE DAY

Let the aeolian gusts transport you back to these popular Words of the Day from the month of May. How many do you remember?
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot”?

Definition for shochet (2 of 2)

shohet

or sho·chet

[ Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈxɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ xeɪt, ˈʃɔɪ xɪt; English ˈʃoʊ xɪt /

noun, plural shohe·tim [shohkh-teem] /ʃoʊxˈtim/, English sho·hets. Hebrew.

a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
Compare shehitah.

Origin of shohet

shōḥēṭ literally, one who slaughters
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for shochet

British Dictionary definitions for shochet

shochet
/ (ˈʃɒkɛt, ˈʃɒxɛt) /

noun plural shochets or shochetim

(in Judaism) a person who has been specially trained and licensed to slaughter animals and birds in accordance with the laws of shechita

Word Origin for shochet

C19: from Hebrew, literally: slaughtering
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