farbrente

Alternative Spellings

farbrente, farbrent

Definitions

  • fiery, devout, fervent [lit. 'burning']

Example Sentences

  • "Jake is a farbrente socialist, he believes all major industries should be nationalized."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרברענט farbrént 'zealous; burned', past participle of פֿאַרברענען farbrénen 'to burn'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

The Yiddish adjective farbrent takes on endings depending on the number and gender of the noun; Jewish-English "farbrente" generally has -e regardless of what noun it precedes and modifies.

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