Definition of Shtetl

1. Noun. A Jewish village or small town, especially one in Eastern Europe. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shtetl

1. shtetel [n SHTETLACH or SHTETLS] - See also: shtetel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shtetl

shrubsteppe
shrubsteppes
shruff
shrug
shrug off
shrugged
shrugging
shruggingly
shrugs
shrunk
shrunken
shtchi
shtchis
shtetel
shtetels
shtetl (current term)
shtetlach
shtetls
shtick
shtickier
shtickiest
shtickl
shticks
shticky
shtik
shtikl
shtiks
shtook
shtooks
shtoom

Literary usage of Shtetl

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1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"And you German-Jewish financiers who have finally made it into the same buildings, the better to insulate yourselves from the shtetl hordes, do you really ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1964 The world of the Jews in Germany, France, England, Holland, Italy, Austria, was vastly different from the world of shtetl Jews in eastern Europe. ..."

3. A Providential Anti-Semitism: Nationalism and Polity in Nineteenth Century by William O. Oldson (1991)
"8 Kogălniceanu, "Despre drepturile politice ale străinilor," 79; Ghitta Sternberg, Stefanesti, Portrait of a Romanian shtetl (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1984), ..."

4. Daytrips New York: 50 One Day Adventures in New York City and Nearby New by Earl Steinbicker (2002)
"... spills over remnants of a colorful Italian neighborhood, practically next door to the old Jewish immigrant shtetl known as the Lower East Side. ..."

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