[sher-shey la-fam] /ʃɛrˈʃeɪ laˈfam/
look for the woman: advice offered facetiously in any situation, especially one of doubt or mystery.
French, literally “seek the woman,” on the notion that a woman is the cause for whatever crime has been committed, first used by Alexandre Dumas père in “Les Mohicans de Paris” (1864) in the form cherchons la femme. French chercher is from Latin circare, in Late Latin “to wander hither and thither,” from circus “circle” (see circus).
[Sephardic Hebrew khe-rem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khey-ruh m] /Sephardic Hebrew ˈxɛ rɛm; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxeɪ rəm/ noun, Hebrew. 1. . [Sephardic Hebrew khe-rem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khey-ruh m] /Sephardic Hebrew ˈxɛ rɛm; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxeɪ rəm/ noun, Hebrew. 1. the most severe form of excommunication, formerly used by rabbis in sentencing wrongdoers, usually for an indefinite period […]
[sher] /ʃɛr/ adjective, French. 1. dear; beloved: used in referring to or addressing a woman or girl.
[cher-uh-mis, -mees, cher-uh-mis, -mees] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɪs, -ˈmis, ˈtʃɛr əˌmɪs, -ˌmis/ noun, plural Cheremises (especially collectively) Cheremis. 1. .
[ker-eem] /ˈkɛr im/ noun, Linguistics. 1. any of a small set of elements, analogous to the phoneme in speech, proposed as the basic structural units by which the signs of a sign language are represented, and including the handshapes, hand movements, and locations of the hands in relation to the body employed in a particular […]