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n. Rabbi (Sephardi).
n. Wise, learned person; genius.
"Chacham (Sephardic equivalent of “Rabbi”) Yosef Chaim, known as the “Ben Ish Chai,” became the Rav of Baghdad at the age of twenty-five, in the year 5619 (1859), the year following the death of his father, Chacham Rav Eliyahu." (source)
"Every chacham deserves kavod." "That guy is quite a chacham, getting all those credit cards with no credit history" (Weiser)
"Chacham! Where did you learn how to weld?!"
"So you thought you could fix it then, did you, chochem?" (Glinert)
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Heb חכם khakhám, Yiddish חכם khókhem 'wise man; ironic: a fool', Ladino חכם hacham 'teacher, rabbinic leader'
khokhem, chocham, chochem, hacham, haham, chuchum, chochem, chochm
plural chachomim, chachamim (חכמים)
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