interj. "Heaven forbid" (Glinert).
"What if, chas v'sholem, my son gets sick?"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
chas v'shalom, khas vesholem, chas v'sholem
See also chas v'chalila.
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