posl

Alternative Spellings

possul, pusl, passul, posl, pasul

Definitions

  • invalid

Example Sentences

  • "A gambler is posl l'eydus [invalid for legal testimony]."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb פסול pasúl, Yiddish פּסול pósl

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

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