If you don’t already know, there’s a way to turn almost any Hebrew word into a much “cuter” version.
What’s the trick? Just add -oosh to the end of a word.
This craze started as a play-off of how פרחות (freh-chot) – a certain type of Israeli girls – speak. Eventually, it was adopted by everyone.
Here are some of the most common uses:
1. Bat Mitzv-oosh
The is the classic -oosh.
In Hebrew: בת מצוו-וש
2. Hi-oosh and Bye-oosh
Saying hi and bye will never be the same.
In Hebrew: היי-וש, ביי-וש
They must have thought: “How can we make ‘good’ even better?”
In Hebrew: טוב-וש (good)
4. [insert name]-oosh
Every name has an -oosh nickname. Just take the first syllable and add the magic -oosh. For example: May-oosh, Guy-oosh.
Because it’s just not cute enough without the -oosh.
In Hebrew: חמוד-וש (cute)
When it’s just not bad enough to be a real באסה (bah-sah), it’s just bas-oosh.
In Hebrew: באס-וש (bummer)
Sababa is no longer cool enough; it’s officially sabab-oosh.
In Hebrew: סבב-וש
Let’s make sweet even sweeter by turning it into matok-oosh.
In Hebrew: מתוק-וש (sweet)
Saying kef-oosh is just more fun.
In Hebrew: כיפ-וש (fun)
For the full פרחה (freh-chah) experience, whip out the mam-oosh.
In Hebrew: מאמ-וש