balabos

noun bal·a·bos \ˌbäləˈbȯs\\ˌbäl(h)äˈ-\
variants: or

balebos

\ˌbäləˈbȯs\ or

baal–ha–bos

\ˌbäl(h)äˈ-\

Definition of balabos

plural

balabatim

or

baal–ha–batim

\-ˈbätə̇m, -ˌtēm\
  1. :  a Jewish master of the house :  a Jewish house owner or host

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Origin and Etymology of balabos

Yiddish balebos, from Hebrew baʽal habbayith, literally, lord of the house


First Known Use: circa 1918


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