- young unmarried male, especially a yeshiva student
- “We hosted a fifteen year old bochur for Shabbos.”
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb בחור bakhúr, Yiddish בחור bókher
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
plural bochrim (בחורים Heb bakhurím, Yiddish bókherim)
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