Definitions

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  • n. A fellow Jew who grew up in the same Eastern European shtetl as the speaker.
  • n. A countryman, cohort or sympathizer.
  • n. A man respected in the community for his wisdom or knowledge of Torah and Jewish teachings.

Etymologies

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From Yiddish לאַנדסמאַן (landsman).

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