momzer

   (MOM-zer) [Yiddish, from Hebrew] An illegitimate child; a bastard; a detestable person. An untrustworthy, difficult, or impudent person. Sometimes used affectionately to describe a clever child or someone who is unusually resourceful. Also written as momser.

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  • momzer — contemptible person, moocher, 1560s, from Hebrew, lit. bastard (used in Vulgate), but modern usage is a recent borrowing from Yiddish …   Etymology dictionary

  • momzer — I. noun see mamzer II. see momser * * * momser, momza, momzer varr. mamzer …   Useful english dictionary

  • momzer — n a. a contemptible person, particularly a cadger or sponger b. a cheeky, enterprising or self willed person The term, which is most often heard in American speech and applied to males, is the Hebrew word for bastard …   Contemporary slang

  • momzer — n. (in Judaism) momser, mamzer, bastard, illegitimate child, child born to unmarried parents, child born as a result of an adulterous relationship, child born of incest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • momser — or momzer variant of mamzer * * * /mom zeuhr/, n. mamzer. Also, momzer. * * * momser, momza, momzer varr. mamzer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacob Michailovitch Gordin — (May 1, 1853 ndash;June 11, 1909), was a Ukrainian born American playwright active in the early years of Yiddish theater. He is known for introducing realism and naturalism into Yiddish theater. The Cambridge History of English and American… …   Wikipedia

  • mamzer — /mom zeuhr/, n. 1. bastard; illegitimate child. 2. Slang. rascal. 3. a child born of a marriage forbidden in Judaism. Also, momser, momzer. [1555 65; < Yiddish < Heb mamzer] * * * …   Universalium

  • momser — /mom zeuhr/, n. mamzer. Also, momzer. * * * …   Universalium

  • posterity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Future generations Nouns 1. posterity, progeny, issue, fruit, seed, offspring, young, flesh and blood; brood, litter, farrow, spawn, spat, clutch, seed, product; [extended, institutional, or nuclear]… …   English dictionary for students

  • momser — n. (in Judaism) momzer, mamzer, bastard, illegitimate child, child born to unmarried parents, child born as a result of an adulterous relationship, child born of incest …   English contemporary dictionary

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