balabosta

noun

ba·​la·​bos·​ta
variants or balebosta
ˌbäləˈbȯstə
or baal-ha-bosta
ˌbäl(h)aə-
plural -s
: a Jewish mistress of the house
especially : an efficient or competent Jewish housewife or hostess

Word History

Etymology

Yiddish baleboste, from balebos

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balabosta was in 1952

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“Balabosta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balabosta. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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