- (with the particle "out") to become non-religious, "go off the derekh"
- free; liberal, non-religious, the opposite of frum
- That girl used to be frum (observant) but she went off the derech and now she is so frei that she wears mini-skirts.
- "Did you hear the latest? [Pop icon] Matisyahu frei'd out."
Languages of Origin
פֿרײַ fray 'free'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Pronounced like "fry."
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