zhoosh (third-person singular simple present zhooshes, present participle zhooshing, simple past and past participle zhooshed)
- (transitive, originally Polari, Britain 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.
zhoosh (comparative more zhoosh, superlative most zhoosh)
- (South Africa, slang) stylish, hot, cool