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n. Comrade, mister (in left-wing political organizations).
"He's my closest chaver" (Rosten)
"The chair now recognizes Chaver Falstein." (Rosten)
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Yiddish Fem. חבֿרטע (kháverte / cháverte) was also used in left-wing political contexts. The Modern Hebrew word chaver was made popular throughout the world by Bill Clinton in his eulogy for Yitzhak Rabin: "Shalom, chaver."
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