achla

Alternative Spellings

akhlah, akhla, achlah

Definitions

  • (slang) adjective, interjection: awesome, excellent, great, the best

Example Sentences

  • "My grandmother made her achlah hummus last night."
  • "You got into Harvard? Achlah!"

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew, Arabic

Etymology

אחלה akhlah

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Ultimately derives from Arabic 'achlah,' comparative of 'hulw' ('sweet'); pronounced with stress on the first syllable

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