- one of the people honored to hold the baby at a circumcision ceremony; godfather
- "Yosef is going to be the kvater."
Languages of Origin
קװאַטער kvater 'godfather'
Who Uses This
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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