interj. "Fine, go ahead" (ironic).
interj. Lit., while in good health.
"If that's what they think, then, gezunteheit, live and be well." (source)
"You want to go that badly? Gezunteheyt. I'll just stay home alone- and sit here in the dark."
Languages of Origin
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
Pronounced ge-ZUN-ta-HATE. (U has same vowel as u in put).
Used in several Yiddish expressions, sometimes used whole in Jewish English: Es gezunteheit (eat in health), Shlof gezunteheit (sleep well), Gey gezunteheyt (go in good health).
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