(formerly) a Jewish village or small-town community in eastern Europe.
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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 | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for shtetl
(formerly) a small Jewish community in Eastern Europe
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