bochur

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Young unmarried male, especially a yeshiva student.

Example Sentences

  • “We hosted a fifteen year old bochur for Shabbos.”

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb בחור bakhúr, Yiddish בחור bókher

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      bokhur, bachur

Notes

  • Plural bochrim (בחורים Heb bakhurím, Yiddish bókherim).

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