noun, plural Gabbaim /Sephardic Hebrew gɑbɑˈim; Ashkenazic Hebrew gɑˈbaɪɪm/ [Sephardic Hebrew gah-bah-eem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gah-bahy-im] Show IPA . English, Gabbais. (sometimes lowercase) Hebrew.
a minor official of a synagogue, having limited ceremonial or administrative functions.
(in the early Middle Ages) a government official charged with collecting taxes.