baalebos

/ Yiddish (ˈbaləbɔs) /

noun plural baalebatim (baləˈbatəm)

the master of the house
the proprietor of a business, etc
slang an officious person

Nearby words

  1. baal merodach,
  2. baal shem tov,
  3. baal shem-tov,
  4. baal-shem-tov,
  5. baalbek,
  6. baalism,
  7. baalite,
  8. baalshem,
  9. baas,
  10. baaskap

Word Origin for baalebos

from Hebrew ba'al La-bayis master of the house

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