aba

Alternative Spellings

abba

Definitions

  • father, dad, daddy

Example Sentences

  • "My aba taught me how to cook scrambled eggs as a child."

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

אבא

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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