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chaval al hazman

Alternative Spellings

chaval al ha'zman, haval al hazman


  • 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" (

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew


חבל על הזמן

Who Uses This

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


North America



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