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  • n. sidelocks worn by Hasidic and Orthodox male Jews


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  • I see two proper frummers with fur hats and payess at the rally.

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  • Anyone who wears a chador or the payess in these parts would look at much out of place as Rolly in a hula skirt.

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  • “Because he blamed them for putting him in payess and making him unlovable?”

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  • "She got a huge tattoo," reports Baruch Herzfeld to a gangly copper-haired cook in full beard and payess.

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  • Manny has cut his hair (again) to about 2004 length, except for payess-dreads at the ears.

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  • He almost didn’t believe the claims of the black-hatted man, who looked, with his payess, suit, and apron also to be from World War II—albeit, The Sorrow and the Pity rather than The Great Escape.

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  • Although I knew it wasn’t funny, the picture of the tiny, blond WASP woman and the Orthodox Jewish young man, with his payess earlocks and black hat, teaming up to thumb their noses at their respective communities brought a smile to my face.

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