aderabe, ada raba, adaraba
- certainly, by all means; I certainly don't object
- on the contrary
- "You want to rewrite the entry? Aderabe."
- "Therefore even if your Rabbi tells you that the knee is not part of the shuk, if the knee does get uncovered, the part of the thigh in the majority of cases gets uncovered as well. Aderabe, if you don't believe me, try on your straight skirts..." (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/breach-in-tznius-recent-affliction-attacking-klal-yisroel/page/17)
- "You might think that the loudest class was the teacher's least favorite, but aderabe--she loves their enthusiasm."
Languages of Origin
From Aramaic אדרבא aderaba 'on the contrary', through Yiddish אַדרבא ad(e)rabe 'not at all, on the contrary; by all means'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Yiddish word ád(e)rabe has stress on the first syllable. There also exists the Yiddish doublet אַדרבא־ואַדרבא ád(e)rabe-veád(e)rabe 'by all means, with the greatest of pleasure'.
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