n. Members, friends.
"Hello, chaverim. Thanks for coming over."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb חברים khaverím, Yiddish חבֿרים khavéyrim
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
This, the plural form, is most common in organizational contexts. See also chaver.
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