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noun (1)


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noun (2)

: rabbi, mister
used as a title

Examples of reb in a Sentence

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High jump champ had 13 points, 9 reb. Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 June 2021 South Gate was led by Jonathan Tedtaotao with 16pts 8 reb and Steve Calderilla added 13pts. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2023

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Word History


Noun (1)

short for rebel

Noun (2)

Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbī my master, rabbi

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1862, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reb was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Reb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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