- Literally, "All the honor", as in "More honor to you!"
- "well done" (Glinert)
- "Kol HaKavod on that class presentation."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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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