achla

Pronunciations

achla (AHKH-luh) listen
ahlah (AHKH-leh) listen

Definitions

  • adj., interj. Awesome, excellent, great, the best.

Example Sentences

  • "My grandmother made her achlah hummus last night."

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  • "You got into Harvard? Achlah!"

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Languages of Origin

  • Arabic / Judeo-Arabic
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • MH אחלה akhla

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      ahla, akhlah, akhla, achlah, ahlah

Notes

  • Ultimately derives from Arabic 'aḥlah,' comparative of 'ḥulw' ('sweet'); pronounced with stress on the first syllable.

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