kol hakavod

Definitions

  • 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

Etymology

כל הכבוד

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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).

Notes

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

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