interj. Literally, "Good Sabbath" (JPS); standard Sabbath greeting.
"I just stopped with them for a moment to say 'good Shabbos'."
Languages of Origin
גוט־שבת gut-shabes 'good Sabbath!'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
good Shabes, gut Shabes, gut Shabbos
May be "good" (from English) or "gut" (from Yiddish).
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