bochur

Alternative Spellings

bokhur, bachur

Definitions

  • young unmarried male, especially a yeshiva student

Example Sentences

  • “We hosted a fifteen year old bochur for Shabbos.”

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb בחור bakhúr, Yiddish בחור bókher

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

plural bochrim (בחורים Heb bakhurím, Yiddish bókherim)

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