gut voch

Pronunciations

gut voch (goot VOHKH) listen

Definitions

  • interj. Good week!

Example Sentences

  • "My son just called to say gut voch!" (source)

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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      goot voch, gut vokh

Notes

  • Ashkenazi greeting at the conclusion of the Sabbath.

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