farbrente

Pronunciations

farbrent, farbrente (fuh-BREHNT, fuh-BRENT-uh) listen

Definitions

  • adj. Fiery, devout, fervent [lit. 'burning'].

Example Sentences

  • "Jake is a farbrente socialist, he believes all major industries should be nationalized."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פֿאַרברענט farbrént 'zealous; burned', past participle of פֿאַרברענען farbrénen 'to burn'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      farbrent, farbrente

Notes

  • The Yiddish adjective farbrent takes on endings depending on the number and gender of the noun; Jewish English pre-noun adjectives (including "farbrente") generally have -e regardless of what noun it precedes and modifies; the -e suffix does not occur, however, is the predicate adjective.

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