Definition of matzo in English:


Line breaks: matzo
Pronunciation: /ˈmatsə
, ˈmatsəʊ
(also matzoh or matzah)

noun (plural matzos, matzohs, or matzoth /-əʊt/)

  • A crisp biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten by Jews during Passover: a box of matzos [mass noun]: it crumbled like a piece of stale matzo
    More example sentences
    • Do you know the real reason why Jews have three matzoth at the Seder table?
    • For the few days of Passover, chametz and matzah are antithetical.
    • For example, one need not spend more than this amount for a tallit or tefillin, a sukkah or etrog for Sukkot, or matzah for Passover.


Yiddish, from Hebrew maṣṣāh.

More definitions of matzo

Definition of matzo in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw