/ Yiddish (ˈbaləbɔs) /
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noun plural baalebatim (baləˈbatəm)
the master of the house
the proprietor of a business, etc
slang an officious person
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Word Origin for baalebos
from Hebrew ba'al La-bayis master of the house
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