amcha

Alternative Spellings

amcho, amkho, amkha, amha

Definitions

  • the every-man, everyday people; the folk (as opposed to the elite)

Example Sentences

  • 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

Etymology

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

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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