Definition of naches in English:

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naches

Pronunciation: /ˈnʌxəs/
(also nachas pronounced same)

noun

[mass noun] US
Pride or pleasure, especially at the achievements of one’s children.
Example sentences
  • Praying together with him not only gave him a lot of naches, but it did the same for me.
  • Nu, it gives us such nachas to see that this city's true paper of record is finally recognizing Jews' valuable contribution to the city!
  • But our nachas isn't going to come from our son doing better than others; it will come from his striving to attain personal milestones as he works hard to fulfill his unique potential.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Yiddish nakhes, from Hebrew naḥaṯ 'contentment'.

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