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Definition of Shtetl
1. shtetel [n SHTETLACH or SHTETLS] - See also: shtetel
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shtetl
shtetl (current term)
Literary usage of Shtetl
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."