- (DRAY-dl) [Yiddish] A four-sided top used in a child’s game often played on Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights.
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dreidl — dreidel dreidel, dreidl dreidl(dr[=a]d l), n. 1. a toy shaped somewhat like a top, but having four flat sides, each marked with one of the Hebrew letters nun, gimel, he, or shin. It is spun like a top, and the letter showing when it stops… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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dreidel — dreidel, dreidl dreidl(dr[=a]d l), n. 1. a toy shaped somewhat like a top, but having four flat sides, each marked with one of the Hebrew letters nun, gimel, he, or shin. It is spun like a top, and the letter showing when it stops spinning… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dreidel — drei|del [ˈdreıdl] n [Date: 1900 2000; : Yiddish; Origin: dreidl, from dreien to turn ] a ↑top (=a toy that you spin) with a Hebrew letter on each of its four sides and a point at the bottom, used in a game played during Hanukkah … Dictionary of contemporary English
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