gut voch

Alternative Spellings

goot voch, gut vokh

Definitions

  • "Good week!" Ashkenazi greeting at the conclusion of the Sabbath.

Example Sentences

  • "My son just called to say gut voch!" (https://thankyouhashem.com/testimonials/thank-you-hashem-for-hearing-my-prayers-my-son-just-called-to-say-gut-voch-הודו-לה׳/)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

גוט וואָך gut vokh 'good week'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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