alte bocher, alte bachur, alter bokher, alter buchur, alte buchur
- a man that is too old not to be married
- an old yeshiva student who really should have been married off by now
- Reuven is 24 and still dating - such an alte bochur that one.
Languages of Origin
אַלטער בחור alter bokher "old bachelor"
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The male equivalent of an "old maid," an "alte moyd."
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