kol hakavod


  • Literally, "All the honor", as in "More honor to you!"
  • "well done" (Glinert)

Example Sentences

  • "Kol HaKavod on that class presentation."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew


כל הכבוד

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America


Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).


Also used ironically, to mean something along the lines of, "Go ahead, get even more honor."

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