chazer

Alternative Spellings

chazir, chazar, hazar

Definitions

  • "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).

Notes

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

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