• v. To explain.

Example Sentences

  • “Please be mazbir why you were looking through my things.” (Weiser)

  • "I guess 2 ways to be mazbir why make a separate book to come out Friday afternoon of a oisgeshpilta kinus" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מסביר זײַן masber zayn

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be masbir, to be mazbier, to be masbir, to be masbier

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