Shabbas goy*: Meaning and Definition of

Shab•bas goy

Pronunciation: (shä'bus goi"), [key]
— Yiddish. Yiddish.
  1. a gentile who performs tasks for Jews in the home or synagogue on the Sabbath or on a holy day that are forbidden Jews on such occasions, as turning on the lights or heat.
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