maidel

Alternative Spellings

maidel, maydel, meidl, maidl

Definitions

  • girl

Example Sentences

  • "Yes, such a shayna meydeleh."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

מײדל meydl (diminutive form of מויד moyd 'maid', second diminutive is מײדעלע méydele 'little girl')

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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