• n. A single, yeshivish male (see bochur) who is less culturally yeshivish than his peers.

  • n. A man, often from "out-of-town" (i.e. not Brooklyn, Monsey, or Lakewood) who affiliates with a yeshiva, albeit not as an enrolled student, but whose educational and cultural background renders him a noticeable misfit within the yeshiva.

Example Sentences

  • "He's a Harry; he davens a long shmoneh esrei but wears colored shirts."

  • "That Harry who hangs around my yeshiva has a vocabulary that sounds like an Artscroll gemara."

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Languages of Origin

  • English


  • Likely from "Harry," an English given name common among English-speaking Jews, used pejoratively to imply that the subject is less devout because he goes by an English name instead of a Hebrew or Yiddish one.

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • South Africa


      • None

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