• adv. Of course. / Obviously!

  • interj. And how!

Example Sentences

  • "If you're actually asking whether you should go and visit sick people in the hospital, avade you should!"

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish


  • אַװדאי aváde

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      avadeh, avada, vada, vade


  • Related to the Modern Hebrew בוודאי bevadáy 'certainly'

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