• adj. Well known; famous, eminent.

Example Sentences

  • “The shiur was boring, just the usual, bavuste kashes.” (Weiser)

  • “It's bavust that the Earth is round.” (Weiser)

  • "One day you’ll get your chance, if you’re not too bavust beforehand." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • באַװוּסט bavust

    • 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

      bavuste, bavusteh

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