zhoosh

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zhoosh (third-person singular simple present zhooshes, present participle zhooshing, simple past and past participle zhooshed)

  1. (transitive, originally Polari, UK and Australia, slang) To tweak, finesse or improve (something); to make more appealing or exciting. Usually with up.
    • 2013, Hilary Mantel, ‘Royal Bodies’, London Review of Books, 35.IV:
      Get your pink frilly frocks out, zhuzh up your platinum locks. We are all Barbara Cartland now.

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zhoosh (comparative more zhoosh, superlative most zhoosh)

  1. (South Africa, slang) stylish, hot, cool
Last modified on 24 December 2013, at 20:38