interj. Expression of surprise: What the heck?
"To Jerusalem? 95 shekalim, please." "Ma pitom! Last time we paid 70 shekalim!" (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
ma pit'om, mah pitom, mah pitom
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