baal taiva


baal taiva (bahl TAY-vuh) listen


  • n. A greedy person, one driven by their desires (for food, sex, etc.)

Example Sentences

  • "He is such a baal taiva--when he's at a kiddush he is eating everything in sight."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb. בעל תאוה ba'al ta'ava 'master of desire', Yid. בעל־תּאװה baltayve 'greedy person'

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

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