It pops up in a bunch of shiurim but I can't seem to find a definition online.

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    It means, "to the contrary," or, "the opposite is true".
    – pcoz
    Sep 20, 2021 at 4:56
  • thanks! @pcoz answer this question with this and I'll mark it as answered Sep 20, 2021 at 4:58
  • It is essentially the yiddish equivalent of aderaba
    – Dov
    Sep 20, 2021 at 7:47
  • @Dov And amusingly, aderaba in Yiddish also means "certainly, by all means"!
    – magicker72
    Sep 20, 2021 at 11:40

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Fakehrt generally means "to the contrary," or, "the opposite is true".

Punkt fakehrt means the "exact opposite is true".

A fakehrte sevara means "an opposite way of reasoning."

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    It's usually written פארקערט in Yiddish, with a resh, but the r sound often gets swallowed. It literally means "opposite, reverse".
    – magicker72
    Sep 20, 2021 at 11:42

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