Definition of Misnagid in US English:

Misnagid

(also Mitnagid, Misnaged, Mitnagged)

noun

Judaism
  • Originally: a religious opponent of the Hasidim. Later also: a non-Hasidic Jew.

adjective

Judaism
  • Of or belonging to the Misnagdim.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Jewish Encyclopedia. From Yiddish misnaged and modern Hebrew miṯnaggēḏ, lit. ‘opponent, adversary’, use as noun of post-biblical Hebrew miṯnaggēḏ opposed, present participle of hiṯnaggēḏ to be against from nagaḏ to oppose.

Pronunciation

Misnagid

/mɪsˈnaɡɪd/