Definition of minhag in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪnˈhɑːɡ/

noun (plural same or minhagim /mɪnˈhɑːɡɪm/)

A custom or practice, especially one which has taken on the force of law.
Example sentences
  • Maybe in the future people will think the minhag is to wear sports shoes, for some obscure reason.
  • I parked precariously - one always does, although many people have the custom of double-parking, but that's not my minhag - just in front of a disabled space.
  • I mean, three times in as many weeks (Prince Harry, Labour pigs-might-fly campaign, and now Ken) - frankly, it's a minhag.


Hebrew minhāḡ 'custom, usage, conduct', from nāhaḡ 'to drive or lead'.

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