hebe

noun (1), often capitalized
\ ˈhēb How to pronounce hebe (audio) \

Definition of hebe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

disparaging + offensive
: jew
He·​be | \ ˈhē-bē How to pronounce Hebe (audio) \

Definition of Hebe (Entry 2 of 2)

: the Greek goddess of youth and a cupbearer to the gods

First Known Use of hebe

Noun (1)

1926, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1561, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hebe

Noun (1)

short for Hebrew

Noun (2)

Latin, from Greek Hēbē

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“Hebe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hebe. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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