baleboste

baleboste

[bah-luh-buhs-tuh, -baws-]
noun Informal.
a capable, efficient housewife, especially a traditional Jewish one, devoted to maintaining a well-run home.
Also, balebuste [bah-luh-buhs-tuh, -boos-] .


Origin:
< Yiddish bal(e)boste, bal(e)buste proprietress, housekeeper, housewife, equivalent to bal(e)bos, bal(e)bus proprietor, owner, master (compare Hebrew baʿal habayth master of the house) + -te feminine noun suffix (compare Aramaic -ta, equivalent to -t feminine suffix + -a definite article)

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