Definitions

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  • noun Jewish An (extended) family.

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  • noun (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends)

Etymologies

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From Yiddish משפּחה (mishpokhe), from Hebrew מִשְׁפָּחָה (mishpakhá, "family").

Examples

  • In Ms. Merkin's eyes, it was "a sense of mishpocha, of being part of an extended family, but one you carefully chose rather than being arbitrarily born into."

    Roger Smith: The Incestuous Merkins Produce Ethically Murky Doings at the New York Times

  • Clearly, these kinda-kinsmen did not choose their new mishpocha carefully enough.

    Roger Smith: The Incestuous Merkins Produce Ethically Murky Doings at the New York Times

  • If she can learn to re-connect with the new tools -- texting, facebook, she may find that she gets to know more about her kids and the rest of her mishpocha than she ever did before.

    Rob Kall: Email's End?

  • If she can learn to re-connect with the new tools -- texting, facebook, she may find that she gets to know more about her kids and the rest of her mishpocha than she ever did before.

    Printing: Email's End?

  • If she can learn to re-connect with the new tools -- texting, facebook, she may find that she gets to know more about her kids and the rest of her mishpocha than she ever did before.

    Email's End?

  • The Moose wishes all of the Mooseketeer mishpocha an easy fast!

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The Moose wishes all of the Mooseketeer mishpocha an easy fast!

    Bull Moose

  • Later I would learn that he had moved away from town decades before, and had only returned to be buried with his mishpocha, his relatives.

    Confederacy of Silence

  • Later I would learn that he had moved away from town decades before, and had only returned to be buried with his mishpocha, his relatives.

    Confederacy of Silence

  • Later I would learn that he had moved away from town decades before, and had only returned to be buried with his mishpocha, his relatives.

    Confederacy of Silence

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