mamish

Alternative Spellings

mamesh, mamash

Definitions

  • "1. As though true to fact...2. Surely or certainly...3. Actually, genuinely...4. To a high degree...5. Enthusiastic response: WOW." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "I was mamash excited to see you at the party."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

Heb ממש mamásh, Yiddish mámesh

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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