- Well done!
- Money thrown on bride and groom at a wedding (Mountain Jews).
- "Shabash!" written as a comment on a Facebook post about an accomplishment.
Languages of Origin
Urdu or Persian (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/shabash)
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
North America, Great Britain
Used among Baghdadi Jews who lived in India and Burma in the first half of the 20th century, later settling in places like the U.S., Great Britain, Israel and Australia. The term "shabash" is also used to describe the throwing of money in the air by "Mountain Jews" (from Azerbaijan and surrounding areas) to land on wedding guests and groom and bride, often during dancing.
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