rebbe

noun
reb·be | \ ˈre-bə \

Definition of rebbe 

: a Jewish spiritual leader or teacher : rabbi

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In response, the rebbe asked him to look out the window behind him. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, "Weiss: The multiple meanings of teshuvah," 25 Sep. 2017 Kiryas Joel was founded in the 1970s by Joel Teitelbaum, the grand rebbe of the Satmar Hasidic sect. The Economist, "A Palm Tree in the woodsHasidic Jews in upstate New York," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of rebbe

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rebbe

Yiddish rebe, from Hebrew rabbī rabbi

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