chevra

Alternative Spellings

chevrah, chevre, khevre, chevreh

Definitions

  • "society; close-knit group" (Yiddish)

Example Sentences

  • "I feel like I have a real chevra in my neighborhood."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

חבֿרה khevre

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Stress on the first syllable.

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