FFB

Definitions

  • Short for "frum from birth." Refers to someone who grew up in a religious home, the opposite of a BT (ba'al teshuvah) who became religious as an adult.

Example Sentences

  • "In my modern Orthodox community we can't tell the FFBs from the BTs from the gerim." (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/time-for-truth-why-wont-you-date-a-baalas-teshuva/page/2)
  • "Went to a frum wedding, dressed appropriately, sat at a table where an older FFB woman was seated across from me." (http://www.beyondbt.com/2008/03/24/dealing-with-ffb-insensitivity/)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, English

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

can be used as an adjective or noun

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