baalebos

baalebos

(ˈbaləbɔs)
n, pl baalebatim (baləˈbatəm)
1. (Judaism) the master of the house
2. (Judaism) the proprietor of a business, etc
3. (Judaism) slang an officious person
[from Hebrew ba'al La-bayis master of the house]
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