gut yor

Pronunciations

gut yor (goot YOHR) listen

Definitions

  • interj. "Good year!"

Example Sentences

  • "Gut yor, my friends!"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • גוט יאָר gut yor 'good year'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Yiddishists

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

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

Notes

  • Ashkenazi greeting used on Rosh Hashanah. Can also be used in response to another greeting--e.g: Person 1: "Gut shabbos." Person 2: "Gut shabbos, gut yor!"

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