avrech

Alternative Spellings

avreich

Definitions

  • A yeshiva student, or a young man who learns in a kollel.
  • A working person (non full time learner) who supports or is associated with Torah institutions
  • A young married male.

Example Sentences

  • "The avrech helped get the Rebbe's school off the ground."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

אברך

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

These two contradictory definitions may reflect different usages in Israel and the US. Synonymous with the Yiddish word "Yungerman" or "Yingerman".

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