- character (quality of a person or thing)
- Teva chug will be going on a tiyul to Mount Rainier. Meet at the lower moadon after peulat boker.
- "The teva of dorm life is that there's never enough of anything but germs" (Weiser, Frumspeak, p. 97)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew
טבע 'nature; character; imprint'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Independently used by campers (Modern Hebrew borrowing) and in Yeshivish circles (Textual Hebrew). Also found in Yiddish, where it has the same meanings ('nature; character').
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