noun[mass noun] Judaism
- Leaven or food mixed with leaven, prohibited during Passover.More example sentences
- For the few days of Passover, chametz and matzah are antithetical.
- A Jew may not eat chametz or derive benefit from it during Passover.
- This requirement is based on the Biblical injunction that during Passover no chometz be eaten.
mid 19th century: from Hebrew ḥāmēṣ.
More definitions of chametzDefinition of chametz in:
- The US English dictionary