I wish you well to wear it


  • (sentence) A saying uttered on seeing a friend or relative wearing a new garment or accessory. It is value-neutral, not implying that the garment is nice, just that it is new.

Example Sentences

  • "Is that a new jacket? I wish you well to wear it."

  • "On first seeing a new engagement ring, you would say, 'I wish you well to wear it' to pass on good luck to the newly engaged couple."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English


  • טראָג געזונטערהײט 'wear healthily'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • Great Britain
      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Wear it well, Wish you well to wear it, Wear it in good health


  • "I wish you well to wear it" is used widely amongst older British Jews (especially in London). "Wear it in good health" is more common among older American Jews.

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