[ Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit ]

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

Words Nearby shochet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shochet in a sentence

  • Heyman, Heinrich Wilhelm David, son of a shochet (slaughterer) in poor circumstances.

    Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ | Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  • What exactly I proposed to do to help him, I don't know, but something drove me after the poor shochet.

    Yiddish Tales | Various
  • Even the shochet sometimes goes away for a whole week, so when should they find time to quarrel?

    Stories and Pictures | Isaac Loeb Peretz
  • The shochet is not at home, he has gone to a neighboring village; that is why the calf is still lowing in the house.

    Stories and Pictures | Isaac Loeb Peretz
  • The only people who remain to be envied are our two young men, the shochet's son with the shochet's son-in-law.

    Stories and Pictures | Isaac Loeb Peretz

British Dictionary definitions for shochet


/ (ˈʃɒkɛt, ˈʃɒxɛt) /

nounplural shochets or shochetim
  1. (in Judaism) a person who has been specially trained and licensed to slaughter animals and birds in accordance with the laws of shechita

Origin of 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