dos

Definitions

  • A derogatory term for ultra-Orthodox/Haredi Jews, common in Israel.

Example Sentences

  • Mea Shearim is full of dosim.

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

Comes from datiim, meaning religious people, but the "t" is changed to an "s" and the "a" to an "o" to mock the Ashkenazi pronunciation common among Haredi Jews.

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
non-Haredi Jews, especially secular Jews

Regions

North America, Israel

Dictionaries

None

Notes

plural: dosim

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