rebbe

[ reb-uh ]
/ ˈrɛb ə /

noun Yiddish.

a teacher in a Jewish school.
(often initial capital letter) a title of respect for the leader of a Hasidic group.

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Rebbe
/ (ˈrɛbə) /

noun Judaism

the usually dynastic leader of a Chassidic sect
an individual's chosen spiritual mentor

Word Origin for Rebbe

Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbī rabbi
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