Definition of naches in English:

naches

(also nachas)

noun

mass nounUS
  • 1Pride or pleasure, especially at the achievements of one's children.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Praying together with him not only gave him a lot of naches, but it did the same for me.’
    1. 1.1 Congratulations.
      ‘naches to Miriam on her acceptance into rabbinic school’
      • ‘Mazels and Naches to you Rabbi Lamm!’
      • ‘Thank you Rabbi, and many nachas to you and your family.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

naches

/ˈnʌxəs/