good yom-tov

Pronunciations

good yom-tov (good yohm-TOHV) listen
good yontif (GUUD YUHN-tif) listen

Definitions

  • interj. A Jewish holiday greeting, meaning 'happy holiday'.

Example Sentences

  • "I'll just stop for a minute to say good yontef to Yael."

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • good yuntif: Y גוט־יום־טובֿ gut-yontef
    good yom-tov: E 'good' + TH יום טוב 'religious holiday'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      good yontif, good yom-tov, gut yontev, good yuntiv, good yuntif, good yom tov

Notes

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