Definition of sabra in English:

sabra

Syllabification: sa·bra
Pronunciation: /ˈsäbrə
 
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noun

  • A Jew born in Israel (or before 1948 in Palestine).
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    • There were Ashkenazim and Sephardim, Ethiopians and Russians, American students and fourth-generation sabras.
    • She couldn't be more of a sabra, growing up working in the kibbutz cowshed on Mount Gilboa.
    • My former student Ori, the groom, is a sabra whose family emigrated to America, and this created the unforgettable experience of a highly traditional Jewish wedding under the redwoods of the Sonoma Coast.

Origin

from modern Hebrew ṣabbār 'opuntia fruit' (opuntias being common in coastal regions of Israel).

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