Meaning of kittel in English:

kittel

Pronunciation /ˈkɪtl/

noun

  • A white robe worn mainly by strictly Orthodox Jewish men on certain holy days such as Yom Kippur, and sometimes also used as a burial shroud.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Yiddish kittel from Middle High German kitel, kietel cotton or hempen outer garment (German Kittel overall, smock), further etymology uncertain.