What Does “Dreidel” Mean?


What does the word dreidel mean? Is it Hebrew, Yiddish or something else? Thanks.


, 2 years


  1. The dreidel, a top that many people spin as a game during Chanuka, comes from the Yiddish word dredyl, which means to spin or to turn.

    It is more than just a toy, however, and has great historical and educational significance.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team