amcho, amkho, amkha, amha
- the every-man, everyday people; the folk (as opposed to the elite)
- A Jewish professional wrote in an e-mail to other Jewish professionals: "The gap (if one believes there is one) between the political views of some of the top leadership of our community and amcha."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
From Hebrew עמך amkhá 'your nation', through Yiddish עמך ámkho 'common people; Jews'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Accent is on first syllable. Note: Jews in Europe, especially during the Holocaust, sometimes used this word to ask strangers if they too were Jewish.
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