noun, plural shtet·lach [shtet-lahkh, -luh kh, shteyt-] /ˈʃtɛt lɑx, -ləx, ˈʃteɪt-/, English shtetls. Yiddish.
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Contemporary Examples of shtetl
He was the manager where I was working, an old-fashioned Jew from the Polish shtetl.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
noun plural shtetlach (ˈʃtetlaːx) or shtetls
Word Origin for shtetl
Jewish small town or village in Eastern Europe, 1949, from Yiddish, literally "little town," from diminutive of German Stadt "city, town," from Old High German stat "place," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).