rebbe

[ reb-uh ]
/ ˈrɛb ə /
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noun Yiddish.

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

Nearby words

  1. rebarbative,
  2. rebate,
  3. rebated,
  4. rebatement,
  5. rebato,
  6. rebbetzin,
  7. rebec,
  8. rebecca,
  9. rebekah,
  10. rebel

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British Dictionary definitions for rebbe

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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Word Origin and History for rebbe

rebbe

n.

1881, from Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbi (see rabbi).

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