Harry

Definitions

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

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

English

Etymology

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)
Yeshiva students

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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