balabosta

noun
ba·​la·​bos·​ta
variants: or balebosta \ ˌbäləˈbȯstə \ or baal-ha-bosta \ ˌbäl(h)aə-​ \
plural -s

Definition of balabosta

: a Jewish mistress of the house especially : an efficient or competent Jewish housewife or hostess

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First Known Use of balabosta

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for balabosta

Yiddish baleboste, from balebos

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“Balabosta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balabosta. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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