b'emet

Definitions

  • "As a matter of fact." (Weiser); "Really?"

Example Sentences

  • "They got engaged after three months!" "B'emes?!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb באמת be'emét, Yiddish beémes
    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      be'emes, b'emes, be'emet, beemes, bemes

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