Definition of Sephardi
noun (plural Sephardim /-dɪm/)
- a Jew of Spanish or Portuguese descent. They retain their own distinctive dialect of Spanish (Ladino), customs, and rituals, preserving Babylonian Jewish traditions rather than the Palestinian ones of the Ashkenazim. Compare with Ashkenazi.
modern Hebrew, from sĕp̄āraḏ, a country mentioned in Obad. 20 and taken to be Spain