chaval al hazman

Alternative Spellings

chaval al ha'zman, haval al hazman

Definitions

  • Wow! Expression of emphasis from Israeli slang. Original meaning is also used: "waste of time"

Example Sentences

  • "you should have seen how many people were at the wedding-chaval al hazman" (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Yemenite_group/message/868)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

חבל על הזמן

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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