Meaning of Shabbos goyah in English:

Shabbos goyah


(also Shabbos goya)
  • Originally and chiefly in Jewish usage: a non-Jewish woman who performs for strictly Orthodox Jews tasks forbidden to them on the Sabbath; = Shabbat goyah .


Shabbos goyah

/ˈʃabəs ˌɡɔɪə/ /ˌʃabəs ˈɡɔɪə/


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Israelite (Cincinnati, Ohio). From Shabbos + goyah, after Yiddish shabes-goyeh, feminine form corresponding to shabes-goy.