interj. Respect him and suspect him. (Glinert) Used to refer to someone who you might treat with distance as well as respect.
"I know he can be a helpful neighbor, but take my advice: Kabdehu vechashdehu." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
כבדהו וחשדהו 'respect him and suspect him'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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