lobbus

Alternative Spellings

lobbes, lobos, lobus

Definitions

  • a young mischievous person with a lot of chutzpah
  • a rascal, mischievous or cheeky child (usually a boy)

Example Sentences

  • Moishe is a real little lobbus.
  • Such a lobus - who knows where he'll land up?

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

לאָבעס lobes, לאָבוס lobus 'urchin, young rascal'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

Great Britain

Dictionaries

None

Notes

often said with affection

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