gayve

Alternative Spellings

ge'ava, ge'avah, ge'a'vah

Definitions

  • pride; arrogance; obnoxiousness

Example Sentences

  • "You've become a real bal gayve since getting your PhD!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

גאווה

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

"Bal gayve" (בעל־גאווה) is a haughty person, somebody who possesses a lot of gayve.

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