n. Pride; arrogance; obnoxiousness.
"You've become a real bal gayve since getting your PhD!"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
ge'ava, ge'avah, ge'a'vah
"Bal gayve" (בעל־גאווה) is a haughty person, somebody who possesses a lot of gayve.
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