barmy

Alternative Spellings

barmie

Definitions

  • Bar mitzvah

Example Sentences

  • "The barmy is this weekend."
  • "Now, although he is physically quite frail, he is in great health and loved celebrating his barmy" (https://www.sajr.co.za/extras/test/2017/07/06/celebrating-his-barmy-for-the-third-time).
  • "The Barmi boy will find out more about fascinating traditional and contemporary Jewish issues trough songs, arts & crafts, visual technology and exciting excursions" (https://www.lamdeni.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1677620/jewish/Barmitzvah-Program.htm).

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Etymology

English abbreviation of Hebrew בר מצווה bar mitsvah, bar mitzvah.

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger

Regions

Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Pronunciation is the same as the British slang

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