Definition of naches in English:

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naches

Pronunciation: /ˈnäKHəs/
(also nachas)

noun

US
1Pride or gratification, 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.
1.1Congratulations: naches to Miriam Goldstein on her acceptance into rabbinic school
More example sentences
  • Thank you Rabbi, and many nachas to you and your family.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: nach·es

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