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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sah-bruh, -brah]
    • /ˈsɑ brə, -brɑ/
    • /sabra/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sah-bruh, -brah]
    • /ˈsɑ brə, -brɑ/

Definitions of sabra word

  • noun sabra (sometimes initial capital letter) a person born in Israel. 1
  • noun sabra native-born Israeli Jew 1
  • noun sabra a native-born Israeli Jew 0
  • noun sabra a native-born Israeli 0

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Origin of sabra

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
1940-45; < colloquial Modern Hebrew sabre literally, prickly pear < Arabic ṣabrah

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Parts of speech for Sabra


sabra popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sabra usage trend in Literature

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