rebetzin

Alternative Spellings

rebbetsen, rebetsen, rebbetzin, rebbitzin, rebitzin, rebitsin

Definitions

  • wife of a rabbi

Example Sentences

  • "Is the rebetzin making Shabbos dinner?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

רביצין rébetsn

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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