moserim

Definitions

  • informers

Example Sentences

  • They were moserim for the Czar's constabulary.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

In Yiddish dictionaries, the word is given מסור móser, plural מסורים mósrim 'informer.' It's origins are Hebrew. In Modern Hebrew, however, the word is written מוֹ‏סֵר mosér (see Hebrew Wikipedia, entry: [מוסר [הלכה)

Who Uses This

Historians

Regions

Europe

Dictionaries

None

Notes

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/11047-moser "Moserim" listed in glossary, pg 205, WORLD OF OUR FATHERS, Milton Meltzer, Dell, 1974.

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