hebe

noun, often capitalized \ ˈhēb \

Definition of hebe

disparaging + offensive
: jew

Origin and Etymology of hebe

short for Hebrew

First Known Use: 1926


Hebe

noun He·be \ ˈhē-bē \

Definition of Hebe

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

Origin and Etymology of hebe

Latin, from Greek Hēbē

First Known Use: 1561


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