בול בחמש

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by airelibre, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. airelibre

    airelibre Senior Member

    English - London
    I have no idea what this means, can anybody help?
     
  2. GeriReshef

    GeriReshef Senior Member

    Israel
    Hebrew
    Exctly at 5 oclock.

    As far as I know "בול" comes from English.
     
  3. airelibre

    airelibre Senior Member

    English - London
    Ah ok, I though it was "bull" something, as in bullseye, but I didn't know the 5 referred to a time.
    Is this used with other times, eg בול בשש?
     
  4. ystab Senior Member

    Hebrew
    Yup. Sometimes it is more convenient to spell out the time, and people tend to omit the word שעה before, which can be an equivalent of o'clock.
     
  5. airelibre

    airelibre Senior Member

    English - London
    Ok thanks a lot. :)
     
  6. origumi Senior Member

    Hebrew
    It's said to be taken from English as you said, Rosental's Slang Dictionary says the same, and yet - this could be a wrong guess. I never saw a detailed explanation of how this term evolved. If from English then apparently during the Mandate time, 1917-1948.
     

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