chevra

Pronunciations

chevra (CHEV-ruh)

Definitions

  • n. "Society; close-knit group" (Yiddish).

Example Sentences

  • "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

Etymology

  • Yiddish 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).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      chevrah, chevre, khevre, chevreh, chevrei, hevrei, hevra, hevrah, khevra, khevrah

Notes

  • Stress on the first syllable.

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