Share this entry
payess Line breaks: pay¦ess
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪɛs/

Definition of payess in English:

plural noun

chiefly North American
Uncut sideburns worn by male Orthodox Jews: my cousins wear black coats and long payess


Yiddish peyes, from Hebrew pē'ōṯ 'corners' (see Lev. 19:27).

Definition of payess in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources