Meaning of payess in English:

payess

Pronunciation /ˈpeɪɛs/

plural noun

North American
  • Uncut sideburns worn by Orthodox Jewish men.

    • ‘my cousins wear black coats and long payess’

Origin

Yiddish peyes, from Hebrew pē'ōṯ ‘corners’ (see Lev. 19:27).