good Shabbos

Pronunciations

good Shabbos (good SHAH-biss)

Definitions

  • interj. Literally, "Good Sabbath" (JPS); standard Sabbath greeting.

Example Sentences

  • "I just stopped with them for a moment to say 'good Shabbos'."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • גוט־שבת gut-shabes 'good Sabbath!'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      good Shabes, gut Shabes, gut Shabbos

Notes

  • May be "good" (from English) or "gut" (from Yiddish).

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