nu

Alternative Spellings

nuu

Definitions

  • 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

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).

Notes

cognate with Russian, Ukrainian ну nu

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