chaval al hazman

Pronunciations

chaval al hazman (chah-VAHL al hah-zmahn) listen

Definitions

  • interj. 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" (source)

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
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      chaval al ha'zman, haval al hazman

Edit     Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.