Definitions

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  • noun grandfather
  • noun elderly man (as a term of respect)

Etymologies

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Yiddish זיידע (zeyde, "grandfather")

Examples

  • These are her parents, Louis and Lena Cohen, my zayde and bubbe.

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  • Arnett accomplishes this by mimicking the voice inflections of the Transylvanian vampire with the Yiddish-like maunderings of a curmudgeonly zayde grandfather.

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  • Your mom and zayde know, but not everybody in the world.

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  • She perfected the rugelach recipe making it for her boyfriend's bubbe and zayde, who've been living in a bungalow on those bluffs for years.

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  • She perfected the rugelach recipe making it for her boyfriend's bubbe and zayde, who've been living in a bungalow on those bluffs for years.

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  • I don't have a bubbie or a zayde; there's nary a Jewish mother in my whole family tree, except for one aunt-by-marriage whose cinnamon-dusted rugelach I still fondly recall.

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  • Oy Vay, zayde, if you would have only known then about FDR what we know today, there's no way you would have voted for him.

    NY Daily News

  • Election day was always special to my zayde grandfather.

    NY Daily News

  • Meanwhile, Biden has been calling himself a zayde and telling Floridians they will soon be mishpocheh as he recounts how he took his sons to visit Dachau.

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  • "Many of these new arrivals ... have brought with them unfamiliar customs, strange tongues, and ideas which are the product of centuries of unexampled persecution," wrote Louis B. Marshall in 1904 of your bubbe and zayde.

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