krav maga

Pronunciations

krav maga (KRAHV mah-GAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. A form of mixed martial arts developed in the Israeli Army but popularized worldwide. Literally means "contact combat."

Example Sentences

  • I was able to fend off the attacker with my krav maga moves.

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • קרב מגע

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

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