Definition of payess in English:

payess

Syllabification: pay·ess
Pronunciation: /ˈpā-is
 
/

noun

chiefly North American
Uncut sideburns worn by male Orthodox Jews.

Origin

mid 20th century: Yiddish, from Hebrew pē'ōṯ 'corners' (see Lev. 19:27).

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