Definition of mishpocha in English:

mishpocha

noun

  • In Jewish usage: an extended family group. "to be mishpocha": to belong to the same extended family, to be related.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Martin (1789–1869), meteorologist. From Yiddish mishpokhe and its etymon Hebrew mišpāḥāh family, clan.

Pronunciation

mishpocha

/mɪʃˈpɒkə//mɪʃˈpɒxə/