biberhit

Alternative Spellings

beeberhit, biber hit, beeber hit, biberhut, beeberhut, biber hut, beeber hut

Definitions

  • A man's black hat with beaver fur, worn on weekdays.

Example Sentences

  • "It's sunny out––don't forget your biberhit."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

ביבער הוט biber hut 'beaver hat'

Who Uses This

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

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

הוט hut pronounced as hit in the Galitsianer / Poylish ('Polish') dialect of Yiddish

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