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