parveh, pareve, parev, parv
- 1. neither milk nor meat; 2. uninteresting, plain, generic
- "So, how was the movie?" "It was kinda parve. Parts were interesting, but nothing so special." or "I bought a parve dessert for our meat meal."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb פרווה, Yiddish (פּאַרעװ(ע párev(e)
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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