chazer

Definitions

  • v. "Go over; review" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

  • "OK, let's chazer the daf."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb חזר kh.z.r. (infinitive לחזור lakhazór) 'return', Yiddish חזרן kházern (stem is חזר kházer) 'review'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      chazir, chazar, hazar

Notes

  • Sometimes used in phrase "chazer over," which corresponds to the Yiddish איבערחזרן íberkhazern 'to review'.

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