n. A man that is too old not to be married.
n. 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"
- 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).
Who Uses This
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The male equivalent of an "old maid," an "alte moyd."
See also bochur.
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