nu

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • interj. So what?; so?; hurry up already.

Example Sentences

  • "Nu - tell us already! Out with it!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • נו

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      nuu

Notes

  • cognate with Russian, Ukrainian ну nu

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