• n. A wrong, injustice, grievance.

Example Sentences

  • “It's an avla for a teacher to lower a grade for personal reasons." (Weiser)

  • "I’ll go on record as saying that redding shidduchim to sem girls (age 18-19) who will be coming home in the next couple of weeks, is a terrible avla and will undoubtedly perpetuate and exacerbate the crisis." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • עװלה avle

    • Who Uses This

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


      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      avlah, avle, avleh

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