• v. To venerate, respect, honor.

  • v. To offer, present.

Example Sentences

  • “Even if no one told you to, you would be mebached the Rosh Yeshiva for his gadlus.” (Weiser)

  • “If you want to stay out of trouble, make sure to be mebached everyone in the hanhalla.” (Weiser)

  • “The yeshiva was mebached the rich man with an aliya.” (Weiser)

  • “While we're waiting for the other guests, let me be mebached you with some cake and coffee.” (Weiser)

  • "As soon as the conference ended, I would instinctively rush to be mechabed him by sharing with him my experiences." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מכבד זײַן mekhabed zayn

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • 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

      to be mekhabed

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