kabdehu ve-chashdehu


  • interj. Respect him and suspect him. (Glinert) Used to refer to someone who you might treat with distance as well as respect.

Example Sentences

  • "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'

    • Who Uses This

      • 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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