chaverim

Alternative Spellings

haverim

Definitions

  • members, friends

Example Sentences

  • "Hello, chaverim. Thanks for coming over."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb חברים khaverím, Yiddish חבֿרים khavéyrim

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

This, the plural form, is most common in organizational contexts. See also chaver.

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