gut yor

Alternative Spellings

goot yor, gut yohr, gut jahr, gut jor, gut johr, gut yahr

Definitions

  • "Good year!" Ashkenazi greeting on Rosh Hashanah.

Example Sentences

  • "Gut yor, my friends!"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

גוט יאָר gut yor 'good year'

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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