reb

Definitions

  • "sir"; "mister"

Example Sentences

  • "Reb Aryeh, wait a minute!"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

רב

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

Compare with "rov'; usually used with a first name and slightly less formal than other titles.

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