(redirected from Matza)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Matza: matzo meal


also mat·zoh  (mät′sə, -sō′, -sô′, mät-sä′)
n. pl. mat·zos also mat·zohs (mät′səz, -sōs′) or mat·zot or mat·zoth (mät-sôt′)
A flat, usually brittle piece of unleavened bread, eaten especially during Passover.

[Yiddish matse, from Hebrew maṣṣâ; see mṣ́ṣ́ in Semitic roots.]


(ˈmætˈsəʊ) or




(ˈmætsə) or


n, pl matzos, matzohs, matzas, matzahs or matzoth (Hebrew maˈtsɔt)
(Judaism) a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover
[from Hebrew matsāh]


or mat•zoh

(ˈmɑt sə)

n., pl. -zos or -zohs (-səz) -zoth, -zot, -zos (-soʊt, -soʊs)
unleavened bread in the form of large wafers, eaten by Jews during Passover.
[1840–50; < Yiddish matse < Hebrew maṣṣāh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matzo - brittle flat bread eaten at Passovermatzo - brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked


nMatze f, → Matzen m
References in periodicals archive ?
Now in its eighth year, the Summit offers treasurers an unrivalled opportunity to come together to debate the key issues facing treasury and business," said Peter Matza, Speakers' Chair at Association of Corporate Treasurers.
And while it serves all the Ashkenazi classics -- from pastrami to latkes, blintzes, matza ball soup and chopped liver -- it is neither kosher nor kosher-style.
Organised at the initiative of Geneva visual artist Matza Severin Guelpa, founder of the Matza project, in partnership with the "Wallah We Can" Association and the support of the Swiss Embassy to Tunisia, Matza seeks to make of Kerkennah a real laboratory of innovation and creation linking the stakes of the territory and sustainable development to those of the democracy.
2010) also used the Perception of Bladder Condition questionnaire (PPBC), as cited by Coyne, Matza, Kopp, and Abrams (2006), and a three-day bladder diary to assess symptoms.
Matza Boy stands up to Challah Boy because he believes in the importance of having a kosher Passover.
Like Cressey, Sykes and Matza found that while rationalizations might occur following deviant behavior, they also preceded behavior and made it possible.
The authority's head, Jackie Matza, and other officials were apprehended and later indicted.
The agreement was formalised by Michael Grifferty, President of GBSA and Peter Matza, Engagement Director for ACT.
En la primera parte, siguiendo a David Matza, proponemos entender la violencia como resultado de una situacion de deriva que posibilita la transgresion y motiva la demostracion publica de los signos asociados al modelo prescrito de masculinidad.
Sykes and Matza (1957) introduce the concept of "techniques of neutralization" as "justifications of deviant behavior.
The movie tells the story of Shadi Tobassi, a suicide bomber from Jenin, who blew himself up on March 31, 2002, in the Arab-owned Matza Restaurant in Haifa, killing 15 people, one of whom was Dov Chernobroda, an Israeli architect who had dedicated his life to the peace process.
Top: Ghulam and Judith pray together during the seder service, marked by matza and other symbolic foods.