prep. At [a location], at the house of, with, among, according to the opinion of, at [an event, time of year] (in addition to Standard English near).
Languages of Origin
Yiddish preposition בײַ bay/ba 'at, near, with'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
Very common among Orthodox Jews, including ba'alei teshuva. Research shows that younger Orthodox Jews are more likely to use this than older Orthodox Jews.
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