avade

Alternative Spellings

vade, vada, avada, avadeh

Definitions

  • Of course.
  • And how!

Example Sentences

  • "If you're actually asking whether you should go and visit sick people in the hospital, avade you should!"

Languages of Origin

Aramaic, Yiddish

Etymology

אַװדאי aváde

Who Uses This

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

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

Notes

Related to the Modern Hebrew בוודאי bevadáy 'certainly'

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