• n. A celebrator; sponsor of a celebration.

Example Sentences

  • "Take advantage of your special powers as a baal simcha and bless everyone!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y בעל־שׂימחה ‪bal-simkhe

    • Who Uses This

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      bal simche, baal simcha, baal simchah, ba'al simcha, ba'al simkha, baal simkha, baal simkhah, ba'al simkhe, ba'al simkheh, baal simkheh, baal simkhe

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