• v. To scorn.

  • v. To humiliate, degrade.

Example Sentences

  • “You shouldn't be mevazeh him just because you don't get along with him.” (Weiser)

  • “I didn't want to be mevazeh my chavrusa, so I never told him how bad I thought his pshat was.” (Weiser)

  • "if this is the case,must i ask him for mechila for being mevaze him,or is this not considered bizayon talmid chochom?" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מבֿזה זײַן mevaze 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 mevaze

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