n. "Society; close-knit group" (Yiddish).
"I feel like I have a real chevra in my neighborhood."
"I'm so glad that your kids have found themselves a nice chevre." (Glinert)
"Do you know those chevre over there?" (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Yiddish חבֿרה khevre
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
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Stress on the first syllable.
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