reckel

Alternative Spellings

reckle, reckl, rekl

Definitions

  • long black coat worn by Yeshivish men

Example Sentences

  • "Yerushalmi Litvaks did not modernize their attire at all and to the average American gentile, there isn't much difference between a Hasid and a very yeshivish Litvak with a black hat, yeshivish style payos and a lange reckel or even a short black suit." (http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2007/12/spinka-rebbe-bu.html)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

רעקל rekl 'coat (jacket)'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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