kol hakavod


kol hakavod (KOHL ha-ka-VOHD) listen


  • interj. Literally, "All the honor", as in "More honor to you!"

  • interj. "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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • 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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